Supporting Scouting in Alberta
Est. 1974, the Chinook Scout Foundation supports scouting activities in Calgary, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, and more than 100 other communities in southern Alberta by raising and managing funds that support financial assistance, community outreach, outdoor programs, development, and volunteer recruitment.
Chinook Scout Foundation
The Chinook Scout Foundation was established in 1974 to assist with the long term funding of the Chinook Council in Calgary. The Chinook Council is the sole beneficiary of the income generated from the Foundation. Chinook Scout Foundation (CSF) provides financial assistance to families unable to afford membership fees and program costs as well as scholarships to assist with post-secondary education. CSF generates income from fundraising events such as the Gardner Club Breakfast, which is held annually in June, the Fellowship Dinner and our Founder’s Circle members. The CSF also manages an investment portfolio that was established by the Estate of Bert Sheppard in 1988, as well as subsequent donors, as part of our planned giving program.Visit the Chinook Council Website for information on Scout programs near you.
Cub pack enjoying the view from Table Mountain near Pincher Creek
The Gardner Club Breakfast was created in 1989 to celebrate Scouts and local businesses. Since it's inception we've raised $750,000+ in donations and tickets.
Our Grizzly Den competition started in 2019, where we gave local scout troops a chance to pitch their big ideas for adventures to a panel of mentors, and receive guidance and funding to make those ideas come true.
In 2020 we awarded $2,000 to Calgary area Scouts for post-secondary scholarships, and provided financial assistance to families unable to afford membership fees, uniforms, and camping costs
The Chinook Scout Foundation is the basis for Scouting's financial security in the Calgary / Chinook region. We're a registered charity. (More information)
Chinook Scout Foundation Mission
Our mission is to contribute to the education of young people, through a value system based on the Scout Promise and Law, to help build a better world where people are self-fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in society.
On my honour
I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to God and the Queen
To help other people at all times,
And to carry out the spirit of the Scout Law.
Chinook Scout Foundation Funding
Scouts Canada provides children and youth with exciting experiences and opportunities that they wouldn’t have elsewhere – and helps them reach their full potential as good citizens and leaders for tomorrow.
ScholarshipsThe Chinook Scout Foundation offers academic scholarships to students with a demonstrated history in Scouting and pursuing post-secondary education. If you are enrolled in a university, college, or skilled trade program, apply via the Scouts Canada Website.
The Foundation offers three new scholarships each year. An individual scholarship provides up to $4000 annually for up to 4 years, pending continued full-time enrollment in post-secondary training. Students pursuing a skilled trade must be registered, working towards completing the required hours of work and enrolled in the annually scheduled classroom training.
The maximum award per scholarship is up to $16,000, accumulated over four years.
Visit the Scouts Canada Website for more information on the process and to begin your application.
Grizzly Den Competition
The Grizzly Den is a competition in which participants pitch their upcoming adventure and compete for funding to take their adventures to the next level.
The Grizzly Den is proudly funded by the Chinook Scout Foundation.