35th Baden Powell Guild
History of Guilds in Canada
B-PGuilds originated with “Old Scout Clubs” and started in Canada as far back as 1920. However, none of these clubs were long lasting. The 1st Canadian B-P Guild was formed in March 1960. From then on there was a gradual growth in Guilds in Canada. In 1976, Guilds were formed in Ontario and Alberta thus giving the B-P Guild a national structure. In May 1976 the National Council, Scouts Canada, authorized the formation of the Canadian Council of B-P Guilds to act as the coordinating body for B-P Guilds in Canada. In July 1977 Canada was granted membership in the ISGF.
Is There a Social Side?
Yes! Social activities are a most important part of fellowship in the Guild. They provide the inspiration for working together to achieve success. Social activities are a way to introduce new and prospective members to the B-P Guild. They are where members make or renew friendships. Any excuse to get together with fellow Scouters to have some fun and reminisce about the enjoyment Scouting brought into our lives and the good things we accomplished with our youth by using Scouting programs over the years.
Will you soon be ending your service in a Colony, Pack, Troop, Company, Crew, Support Team, or Committee? Have you enjoyed the fellowship that Scouting brought into your life? Do you really want to end the fun and enjoyment you have had in the Scouting program? Do you want to continue to offer your services to Scouting in a less demanding way? If you have answered yes to any of these, then activities with the B-P Guild are for you.
Who Can Join?
Membership in the Canadian Fellowship of Baden-Powell Guilds is open to adult residents of Canada who are able to register with a Baden-Powell Guild in accordance with the Bylaws, Policies and Procedures.
There is no age limit, membership is open both men and women who believe in the objectives of the Baden-Powell Guilds and wish to assist Scouting in their community, but cannot give the full-time required to be an active Scouter. There is no requirement to have been a member of Scouting or Guiding movements.
Note: Members of the BP Guild are not automatically members of Scouts Canada. Those wishing to become members of Scouts Canada must follow the process for screening and training.
The Guild meets the 4thThursday of every month at Selby Hall and we welcome you to come out and attend out meetings.