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International Scout Centre

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The highlight of Scout participation in Expo 67 is the International Scout Center on Île Sainte-Hélène which is sponsored by the H.J. Heinz Co. of Canada Ltd.

It is within easy distance of Expo-Express and Métro stations, and features demonstrations of Scouting activities and a Scouting information bureau.

The Scouting story is brought to life with displays of skills in water safety, canoe handling, Scuba diving, camp cooking, handicrafts and public service.

In the evenings, singing and fun around the campfire in the Scout Theatre wind up the colorful programs.

Operating out of the center is a 100-member Scout Service Corps, which is sponsored by the Rubber Association of Canada.

It comprises Scouts, Venturers and Rovers from all parts of Canada as well as representatives of the Boy Scouts of America (brought to Expo 67 for one week tours of duty). The services undertaken include participation in flag ceremonies and in observation of National Days, assisting youth groups and the handicapped, and helping to greet Expo's millions of visitors.

Click here for a photo of the construction of the International Scout Centre.