Canadian Scout Associations

Canada has several Scout associations

Compiled by Scouter Liam Morland

Here is a directory of Scout associations currently operating in Canada.

The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) is structured to recognize one Scout association per country. In many countries, the national association is a federation of various Scout associations. In Canada, this is partially the case. Scouts Canada and the ASC share WOSM membership. The associations are grouped by affiliation and appear in alphabetical order. Council and group web sites can be found in the Open Directory Canadian Scout Associations category.

Please email if there is any missing or incorrect information, or if you know of any Scout associations not listed.

World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM)

Association des Scouts du Canada (ASC)

A French-language Scout association with four councils: West, Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic. They are members of WOSM in co-operation with Scouts Canada.

Scouts Canada (SC)

Canada's largest Scout association and National Member Association of the WOSM (in co-operation with the ASC). Scouts Canada was incorporated by act of the Canadian parliament in 1914. Membership in 2006 was about 79,000 youth members and about 24,000 adult members. Scouts Canada offers Scouting programs in all parts of Canada. There are five program sections: Beavers (5-7), Wolf Cubs (8-10), Scouts (11-14), Venturers (14-17), and Rovers (18-26).

Salvation Army Life Saving Scouts (SAS)

The Scout association of the Salvation Army church. Affiliated with Scouts Canada.

World Federation of Independent Scouts (WFIS)

BP Service Association (BPSA)

The association is incorporated in BC and owns the trademark "BPSA".

Traditional Scouting Association (TSA)

Incorporated as "Traditional Explorers Association Council of Ontario" (TEAC). Formerly BPSC Canada.

ZHR Polish Scouts of Canada (ZHR)

Polish-language Scouting association.

Association des Aventuriers de Baden-Powell — Adventurers Association of Baden-Powell (AABP)

The AEBP and the AQAB merged in May of 2007 to form the AABP. The head office is in Laval.

Federation of North American Explorers (FNE)

The FNE is a Catholic Scouting association with groups in Toronto, Ottawa, Midland, Quebec City, and the United States. The association is a member of the International Union of Guides and Scouts of Europe (FSE).


Homenetmen is an Armenian diaspora organization devoted to sport and Scouting. The name is an abbreviation for "Armenian General Athletic Union and Scouts".

Plast Ukrainian Youth Association of Canada (Plast)

A Ukrainian Scout association with chapters in eight major cities across Canada.

Polish Scouting Association in Canada (ZHP)

Polish-language Scouting association.