2. The purposes of the Society are:
a)To provide educational services in French to the youth of British Columbia, in accordance with the goals, principles and methods of the founder, Lord Baden-Powell.
b)To ensure suitable and ongoing training of adult members.
c)Maintain and promote french scouting throughout British Columbia.
About SCOUTS FRANCOPHONES DE LA COLOMBIE-BRITANNIQUE
Les Scouts francophones located in Coquitlam, Victoria & Kamloops, provide the youth with:
A French exposure to, and knowledge of, many indoor and outdoor activities such as: wilderness survival, compass reading and orientation, map reading,etc.
Development of personal skills and abilities such as: leadership, team work, presentation skills, and creative skills.
A sense of community service and responsibility; an understanding of human dignity, respect, and confidence in themselves and their role in the community.
Personal discipline; setting progressive personal goals and objectives, meeting challenges and celebrating their successes.
Basic training in specific areas such as: canoeing, first-aid, water safety, etc.
Exposure to our French heritage and a chance to communicate in French with senior and retired Scout members.
Indoor and outdoor camping, excursions, survival camps, outings, Camporees, Jamborees and adventures for all.
In 2015, Scouts francophones have celebrated with former members, kids and founders their 60th Anniversary. Several of our newest leaders were scouts themselves and are now back to serve this community. This has actually been happening for the last 60 years!
In 2016, Coquitlam will celebrate it's 125th birthday! Special events are planned in the French community and the Scouts will be celebrating their presence with families and organizations.
We are planning to celebrate with the other Canadian Scouts : an upcoming major Jamboree in Alberta in 2017 for the Canada 150th Anniversary !
What People Are Saying
"An icon in Coquitlam, in Maillardville. My scout leader, the founder of the First Maillardville Scout Troupe (the first Francophone scout troupe in BC, 60 years ago), and a key player in keeping our francophone community alive, Jean Lambert leads a group of Scouts in song. Warms my heart. "
— Richard Stewart MAYOR of Coquitlam (at the 60th Anniversary Camp)