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


The 1st Merrickville Scout group was founded in 1908, making it the oldest Scout group in North America.

Mission Statement

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

What is Scouting? Scouting is...

Education for Life

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.

Fun with a Purpose

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.

The Scout Method

Scouting's purpose is achieved by the use of the Scout Method, which is a system of progressive self-education through:

  1. A Promise and Law . Making a personal commitment.
  2. Learning by doing . Active participation with others. Opportunities for new experiences.
  3. Membership of small groups . In lodges, sixes, or patrols to develop leadership, group skills, and individual responsibility.
  4. Progressive and stimulating programs . Progressive activities based on the interests of young people. Activities in contact with nature, a rich learning environment where simplicity, creativity, and discovery come together to provide adventure and challenge.

From Liam Morland.