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Welcome To The Chinook Council!

Discover skills, friendships & adventures you just won’t find anywhere else. Serving more than 10,000 adult and youth scouts across southern Alberta, the Chinook Council carries out Scouts Canada’s mission of developing well-rounded youth prepared to make the world a better place.

To do that, we support more than 200 scouting groups in Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Venturer Scouts, and Rover Scouts all following our Canadian Path throughout an area rich in geographical and cultural diversity. Our 13 service areas include cities such as Calgary, Lethbridge and Medicine Hat as well as dozens of small communities and rural centres. With the beautiful Rockies foothills, Badlands and Prairies in our backyard, we’re proud to offer members an exciting diversity of experiences, including the awesome Camp Impeesa!

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Our Region

Our territory spans from the southern Alberta border, north to Bowden. Included in our 13 service areas are the cities of Calgary, Lethbridge, and Medicine Hat. Nearly 40% of our members live in smaller urban and rural centres.

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Chinook Council Territory

Council News

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Scouting makes a difference in the lives of children, youth and young adults. With a versatile array of program areas to focus on, Scouting welcomes youth with diverse interests and goals.

Special Thanks

Scouts Canada would like to sincerely thank the Alberta Tourism and Recreation Division for its support through the Operation Grants program. The program has and continues to provide resources that support members, volunteers and staff in both Chinook and Northern Lights this year and for many previous years. Thank you so much for the support.

Doug Smith
Operations Manager, Prairies Service Centre - Calgary

Alberta Prairies Service Centre

Volunteers Wanted

What kind of Memories will you create?

Scouts Canada is a coed youth development program that is run by volunteers who inspire adventures and experiences that create lasting memories.

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Camp Impeesa

Camp Impeesa Website

With programs and events all year round, Camp Impeesa is used by scouts and groups from all over Alberta. In the summer, Camp Impeesa transforms into a weekly summer camp for kids.