About the 59th
The 59th Edmonton was chartered over fifty years ago by the Knights of Columbus at St. Agnes Parish - who saw that there would be a need for a youth organization in the new communities being built to the south of the church. After a few years, the Knights handed off management of the group to the (then-new) Greenfield Community League.
Since that time, the group has grown to serve youth from many communities around Greenfield, including Lansdowne, Royal Gardens, Aspen Gardens, Blue Quill, Duggan, and more. The group currently boasts two Beaver Colonies, two Cub Packs, two Scout Troops, one Venturer Company, and one Rover Crew.
News & Updates
Bottle Drive - October 15, 2022
The 59th will be holding a bottle drive on Saturday, October 15th, in the communities of Greenfield, Aspen Gardens, Lansdowne, and Royal Gardens. Watch for flyers in your mailbox this week, and please consider leaving us your bottles on your front step come Saturday morning.
Bottles (and other donations to the Group) can also be dropped off in-person at Royal Gardens Community League (4030 117 Street NW) on Saturday, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Popcorn! Get Your Scout Popcorn!
With the coming of fall, Scout Popcorn is once again on sale. You can enjoy delicious Papa Jack's popcorn and support Scouting in your community at (almost) the same time!
This year, youth from the 59th may be going door to door in their communities, but Scout Popcorn can also be purchased online.
At checkout, you can specify not just our Group, but individual sections -- Cub Packs, Scout Troops, etc. -- to receive credit for the sale, and you can even name a particular youth in the Group to give them the credit for your support.
Registration for 2023 is Now Open!
Registration for the 2023 Scouting year is open for both returning and new members. To register, visit www.scouts.ca/join/ and look for our group, the 59th Edmonton.
A few important notes:
At present, we are only offering Beaver Scouts on Tuesday nights; our Monday night section is inactive until we can expand the number of volunteers (Scouters) able to help out.
New youth who sign up for 2023 between September 1st and the end of 2022 will be able to join in our Scouting activities for the remainder of the year.
Please get in touch with us if you have any questions about the program, the registration process, or fees.
Scout Coffee is On Sale...Year Round!
Now in its second year, Scout Coffee has shifted from a once-a-year fundraiser to a year-round thing; you can now buy delicious Scout Coffee (and support Scouting in your community in the process) all year long.
As was the case previously, all coffee sales are online. Just make sure to specify our Group (and, optionally, a particular youth) at checkout, and you can enjoy your morning cup knowing that you've helped the members of the 59th embark on new and exciting adventures.
A Scouting Podcast
The Scouting Stuff Podcast is a podcast about Scouting - mostly from a Canadian perspective, although not exclusively - that was founded by two former members of the 59th. Scouters Ken and Colin met in Beaver Scouts, and stayed with the Scouting program all the way through Rover Scouts.