The website is a snapshot taken in June 2013. It is not related to the current operations of the Merrickville Scout group, It is preserved for historical purposes and to make available the vast amount of information for use by other Scout groups. The current Merrickville Scout group website can be found at http://1stmerrickvillescouts.ca
The 1st Merrickville Scout group was founded in 1908, making it the oldest Scout group in North America.
The mission of the 1st Merrickville Scout group is to provide an exciting program for the youth of our community. The program places a large emphasis on outdoor survival.
Excerpt from article from 75 Years of Scouting in Canada
Scouting complements the school and the family, filling needs not met by either. Scouting develops self-knowledge and the need to explore, to discover, and to want to know. Scouts discover the world beyond the classroom, tapping the skills of others to learn and to become well-rounded people.
Through recreation, Scouting achieves its purpose of helping young people develop physically, intellectually, socially, and spiritually. Scouting is all about building confidence and self-esteem, learning important life skills and leadership skills, team building, outdoor adventure, education, and fun! Scouts learn how to make good choices and to take responsibility for their actions so that they are prepared for their adult life as independent persons.
Scouting's purpose is achieved by the use of the Scout Method, which is a system of progressive self-education through:
From Liam Morland.