Scouts Kamloops

Official Website for Scouting in the Kamloops Area

Scouts Kamloops

1st Kamloops “Couteau” Scouts & Venturer Scouts

General Information

.couteaucrestThe “Couteau” Scout & Venturer Scout sections were formed in 2009. 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 Scouting 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 Chief Scout and Queen’s Venturer Awards.

Did you know that the Awards are 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. 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.

For more information please contact

Frank Watson, 1st Kamloops Group Commissioner (250) 434-9962