Welcome to Scouts Westmount Web Site. We are located in Westmount, Quebec, Canada. We offer bilingual programs for boys and girls aged 5-25. Membership is not restricted to Westmount residents.

Founders Day Service - Mountainside Church, Sun 18 Feb 2007

Thanks to all those who attended the service. Here is a copy of the reading about 100 years of Scouting.

Today we are here to commemorate our founder’s birthday, celebrate 100 years of Scouting worldwide and thank Mountainside church for supporting our scout group for many years.

Scouting was founded by Robert Baden-Powel who was born on 22nd February 1857. While at school he would disappear into the nearby woods - officially off limits to pupils - and learnt how to hide his tracks, climb and 'freeze' to escape detection by his school masters.

As a soldier he successfully defended the town of Mafeking from the besieging Boer troops during the Anglo-Boer war. During this time he had written a training guide for soldiers called 'Aids to Scouting' intended to teach techniques such as observation, tracking and initiative. The book became enormously popular with many boys and young men and he was persuaded to write a new book for young people; scouting for boys was published in 1908.

Canadian Jamboree at Camp Tamaracouta: Jul 25 -Aug 1 2007

Jamboree celebrates 100 years of Scouting

Scouts arrive en masse in Laurentians
Week full of competition and badge collecting

DOMINIQUE BLAIN, The Gazette
Published: Thursday, July 26 2007

They came from Flin Flon, Wawa, Toronto and Victoria; Nunavut and Prince Edward Island, Westmount and Pointe Claire - thousands came, all lugging heavy crates and backpacks full of tents and clothes and balls and badges.

This week, Scouts Canada is celebrating 100 years of Scouting around the world with the Historic Canadian Scout Jamboree. Nearly 8,000 Scouts and their leaders arrived yesterday at Tamaracouta Scout Reserve, in the Laurentians, from all corners of the country as well as from Kenya, Australia, Switzerland, England, Ireland and Thailand.

The 400-hectare camp in Mille Iles, 80 kilometres northwest of Montreal, will be home as Scouts celebrate and meet their kin from around the world for the next week.

Mackenzie Carson, 12, from Burlington, Ont., arrives at Camp Tamaracouta yesterday fully prepared for the week-long jamboree.
PHIL CARPENTER, THE GAZETTE

Friendfest / Festival des amis

Friendfest (Bring a Friend Month) January 7- March 31, 2008
Show off Scouting to friends and family. Invite them to a meeting and if they register, at a reduced rate, by March 31, you can win a prize!

Festival des amis, 7 janvier au 31 mars 2008
Faites connaître le scoutisme à vos amis et à votre famille. Invitez-les à une réunion et s'ils adhèrent au scoutisme (tarif réduit) avant le 31 mars, vous pourriez gagner un prix!

Westmount Winter Carnival - Tobogganing

01/31/2008 - 18:30
01/31/2008 - 20:00
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Westmount Park Cubs and Beavers are invited to participate in the carnival event at the toboggan run at Murray Hill (6:30-8pm). The city provides tubes, hot chocolate, and a bonfire. You can bring your own toboggan. Youth are strongly encouraged to wear a helmet. Regular meetings are cancelled.

Westmount Christmas Tree Lighting / Illumination du sapin de Noël de Westmount: Nov 26

11/26/2007 - 18:30
11/26/2007 - 20:00
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Westmount Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and Rovers are invited along with their families and friends to the annual Christmas Tree lighting at Westmount City Hall on Monday, November 26 at 6:30 pm. The 2nd Westmount Cubs and Beavers will be baking up a storm to provide cookies for the party that follows the activities, carols and tree lighting. Be sure to wear your full uniform. For more information call Victoria Hall 514 989-5265

Tous les castors, louveteaux, scouts, venturiers, routiers et leur familles sont invités à l'illumination du sapin de Noël annuelle à l'hôtel de ville de Westmount le 26 novembre à 18 h 30. Les castors et louveteaux du 2ième Westmount vont préparer des biscuits qui seront servis à la fête qui suit les activités, chants et illumination. Uniforme complet est en riguer. Pour plus d'information composez le 514 989-5265