Canadian Scouting Associations

Canada has several Scouting associations

Maintained by Scouter Liam Morland

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

The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) is structured to recognize one Scouting association per country. In many countries, the national association is a federation of several Scouting associations. In Canada, this is partially the case; Scouts Canada and the ASC share WOSM membership. There are also many non-WOSM associations. The associations are grouped by affiliation and appear in alphabetical order.

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".

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 AABP store is called the Carrick.

Canadian Traditional Scouting Association (CTSA)

Formerly incorporated as "Traditional Explorers Association Council of Ontario" (TEAC). Formerly operated as BPSC Canada and BPSC Ontario.

Estonian Scouting in Canada (ESC)

Estonian Scouting in Canada started in 1949.

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".

Israeli Scouts of Toronto (Shevet Hermon)

Shevet Hermon, the local Israeli Scouts chapter was founded in 2004 by parents and youth volunteering in the Israeli community in Toronto. All the activities are held in the Hebrew language and are conducted solely by the Scouts Youth leaders and counsellors.

Kanadai Cserkészcsapatok (Cserkészcsapatok)

A Hungarian Scouting association.

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.