12th New Westminster Scouting Group

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12th New Westminster is the only Scouting Group currently active in New Westminster, BC. We are part of the Coho Area within the Fraser Valley Council of Scouts Canada.

Questions about the Group can be directed to Geoff Pinkerton, Group Commissioner, gc at newwestscouts.ca

To say Thanks! to a dedicated Scouter, simply click here!


We have the following Scouting Sections within 12th New Westminster: two Beaver Colonies (Queens Colony A and Knox Colony B), two Cub Packs, a Scout Troop, a Venturer Company and a Rover Crew.

Beaver Scouts

The Beaver Scout program is intended for youth between ages 5 and 7 (Kindergarten - Grade 2). Activities include crafts, games, sports, music, hikes, and camping.

Cub Scouts

The Cub Scout program is intended for youth between ages 8 and 10 (Grades 3 - 5). Activities of the program include hiking, camping, activities such as canoeing and kayaking.


The Scout program is intended for youth between ages 11 and 14 (Grades 6 - 9). Activities include outdoor activities, camping, and hiking.

Venturer Scouts

The Venturer Scout program is intended for teens between ages 14 and 17 (Grades 9 - 12), offering exciting, real life, hands-on experiences for youth. Activities include hiking, camping, and training programs.

Rover Scouts

Rover Scouts is the final youth stage of Scouting, aimed at teens and young adults between 18 and 26 years old. Activities include adventurous activities and helping in local communities.

The 10 Essentials

These are the 10 essentials that you should have on all hikes:

  • Navigation (map and compass)
  • Sun protection (sunglasses and sunscreen)
  • Insulation (extra clothing)
  • Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
  • First-aid supplies
  • Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candles)
  • Repair kit and tools
  • Nutrition (extra food)
  • Hydration (extra water)
  • Emergency shelter