The Canadian Fellowship of B-P Guilds is the national administrative governing body for the operation and activities of Baden-Powell Guilds throughout Canada. Some Provinces and Territories have their own Council, responsible to the Canadian Fellowship and each in turn, provides guidance and oversight of Baden-Powell Guilds within their jurisdiction.
Guild members are mostly former Scout and Guide leaders who, while no longer active at the grass roots level of scouting/guiding, wish to continue in a community service capacity. They are likely to be older adults who have a desire to continue supporting the principles of scouting and guiding but at arms length from local scout and guiding groups. By virtue of their membership in a guild they are affiliated with the International Scout and Guide Fellowship (I.S.G.F.) headquartered in Belgium.
Guild members have made a commitment to honour the principles and objective embodied in the Scout Promise:
- To keep alive among its members the spirit of the Scout Promise and Law.
- To carry that spirit into the communities in which they live and work.
- To give support to the Scout Movement as far as their other responsibilities will allow.
Even though they may perform tasks that are complementary to Scouts Canada or Girl Guides of Canada, Guilds members are not automatically members of those scouting and guiding organizations. They can, however, be Guild members and registered members of Scouts Canada/Girl Guides of Canada contemporaneously.
Greater Victoria Area is honoured to host 2 BP Guilds, each with a different mandate and driving direction: