Clockwise from back left: Mayor Andy Adams joined Scouts Canada Area Commissioner John Robilliard

Celebrating Scouts and Guides

February is a special month for Scouts and Girl Guides worldwide

Mayor Andy Adams joined Scouts Canada Area Commissioner John Robilliard, Pathfinder Owl Mulholland, Beaver Scout Jake Campbell, Brownie Raven Mulholland, Scout Coyote Mulholland and Cub Scout Owen Knudson for a flag raising ceremony at Campbell River City Hall on Monday.

The mayor – involved in Scouts as a youth from Cubs to Venturers himself – was marking Scouts-Guides Week in Canada, which begins the Sunday before Feb. 22 and ends the Sunday after. February is a special month for Scouts and Girl Guides worldwide. Each year both movements celebrate Feb. 22; the birthday of Scouts founder, Lord Robert Baden-Powell and his wife, the World Chief Guide, Lady Olave Baden-Powell. The Scout flag will fly for half of the week and the Guide flag for the rest.