Kamloops Area “Couteau” Venturer Scouts

Evening Meeting Times

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Venturer Scouts: Anywhere at Anytime

For more information please contact
  • Mark Paetkau, 1st Couteau Group Commissioner at (250)374-8628
  • Frank Watson, 1st Couteau Registrar at (250)434-9962

General Information

.couteaucrestThe Kamloops Area “Couteau” Venturer Company was formed in 2009 in partnership with the Kamloops Area Groups. Couteau is a historical name for the country located in the basin of the Thompson River and focused on the city of Kamloops. The name originates with the Nlaka’pamux who were known as the Couteau, Kootomin or “Knife” First Nations.

Scouting is an all season outdoors movement. It did not begin in a building. Scouting’s fundamental environment and culture involve activities in fields, forests, open country, and on the water.

  • Hiking & Outdoor skills
  • Orienteering (GPS, Google Earth, Geo-caching)
  • Public service events
  • Water safety, canoeing & kayaking
  • Day & Overnight camps
  • Longer camps and treks for older youth.
  • In the Fall 2013 we added STEM to our program
  • In the Fall of 2015 we introduced the new Outdoor Adventure Skills program

All Couteau Scouts activities are built around the official Scout program. We keep a detailed record of each Scouts progression on the Canadian Path with the goal of earning the Queen’s Venturer Award.

Did you know that the Queen’s Venturer Award is worth 4 high school credits? The Official Scouts Canada programs are designed such that this awards are achievable by the time the youth completes grade 12 while in Venturer’s. In addition, youth working towards any level of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, are recognized for their achievements in Scouting. Each of the three levels of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is worth 2 credits.