The 1st Port Credit Sea Scout Group was established and chartered by the Boy Scouts Association of Canada as a scout group in May 1926. Known originally as the 1st Port Credit Scout Group, our group holds the distinction of being the oldest Scout organization in Mississauga. It wasn't until 1936, when our group decided to change our designation from a scout group to a sea scout group to include more on-water activities, when our Group officially became the 1st Port Credit Sea Scouts.
In the first years of existence, the 1st Port Credit Sea Scout Group only provided opportunities for boys in Cubs, Scouts and Rovers. Years later in the 1960’s, the Beaver and Venturer Programs were introduced, and the 1st Port Credit Sea Scout Group expanded to include all five sections: Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, and Rovers. However, it was not until 1992 when Scouts Canada opted for a co-ed program in its Scouting program and the 1st Port Credit Sea Scout Group chose to adopt this same option locally. Since 1992, we have welcomed girls into all of our sections and we are proud to have been the first Scout group in our area to provide activities for girls and boys together.
More recently, the Boy Scouts Association of Canada changed its name to Scouts Canada by an Act of Parliament under Bill S-1001, which was given Royal Assent on February 21, 2007. In March of 2011, Scouts Canada changed the names of the group sections to Beaver Scouts (ages 5-7), Cub Scouts (ages 8-10, Sea Scouts (ages 11-13, Venturer Sea Scouts (ages 14-17) and Rover Sea Scouts (ages 18-23). There are approximately 60 youth and 31 adult volunteers currently registered with the 1st Port Credit Sea Scout Group.
With our ties to sailing, we are very fortunate to have the support of the Port Credit Yacht Club. In fact, the Port Credit Yacht Club has been our group's sponsor since the Club's inception in 1936 and the 1st Port Credit Sea Scout Group has been a member of the Club ever since.
Canadian youth making a meaningful contribution to creating a better world.
For over 100 years, Scouts have experienced new challenges and adventures, both at home and abroad. In doing so, Scouting youth have expressed a strong sense of civic responsibility and environmental awareness. From food and clothing drives, to shoreline cleanups and park maintenance, Scouts encourages youth to give back. Contributing to communities across the country, Scouts help build a better Canada as active citizens creating positive change.
1st Port Credit Sea Scout Group, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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