In 1907, a man named Lord Baden-Powell started a movement that would span across the world. Through training his soldiers in India and Africa, Lord Baden-Powel “noticed how his men developed not only independence, but also physical and mental improvement.” Further inspired by the youths who performed dangerous messenger missions, Lord Baden-Powell began the Scouting Movement. Dedicated to developing youth physically, mentally and spiritually, the Movement has been around the world for 103 years.
Canada became the first overseas dominion to incorporate the Scouting Movement into their culture. Scouting began in 1914 in Canada, and has achieved many milestones. In 1972, it was open to female members, hence changing the name from Boy Scouts to the present day Scouts Canada. However, it is in 1998, where it became a policy for co-ed Scouting.
Richmond Scouting has its origins eighty years ago, in 1925, influenced by a man named Jack White. Since then, it has flourished from a small group of members to nearly several hundred across Richmond.
Richmond Area Scouts is part of Scouts Canada, the country’s leading youth organization. We are focused on providing service and support for our members.
Richmond Area Forums held on the first Wednesday of each month.