The 10th Richmond Hill Group is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2000 and a member of Scouts Canada. Our vision is for our youth to make a meaningful contribution to creating a better world and to develop them to become self-reliant, supportive, responsible and committed. This is achieved through the seven elements of The Scout Method:
1. Scout Law and Promise
2. Learning by Doing
3. The Team System
4. A Symbolic Framework
6. Personal Progression
7. Adult Support
The 10th Richmond Hill Group meets every Friday starting from September through to June. We engage in various fun filled activities such as art and crafts, educational and co-operative games, learning excursions and camping. The 10th Richmond Hill Group offers the following programs by age group.
Beaver Scouts (Ages 5-7)
Cub Scouts (Ages 8-10)
Scout (Ages 11-14)
Scouts Canada History
Scouting began in 1907 when Lt. Gen. Robert Baden-Powell of the British Army took a group of youth to a camp on Brownsea Island in the United Kingdom. There is evidence that a few Scouting groups started up in Canada in 1907. The Canadian General Council of the Boy Scout Association was incorporated by an act of the Canadian Parliament on June 12, 1914. In 2007, our Centennial Year, our name was officially changed by an act of Parliament to Scouts Canada.
Since 1910 the Governor General has been either the Chief Scout for Canada (prior to 1946) or Chief Scout of Canada (after 1946). The current Governor General and Chief Scout is His Excellency David Johnston.
Today, over 100 years later, Scouts Canada is a highly diverse organization with over 100,000 members nationwide representing every faith and culture. Scouts Canada offers programming in more than 19 languages reflecting Canada’s multicultural landscape and communities.