1st Canadian Baden-Powell Guild
Gone Home - August 8, 2016
Behind the titles of President, Chairperson, and Guildmaster, was a Scouter who never lost sight of his commitment to the youth of the Scouting Movement—which started in 1947 as Cubmaster with the 43rd Vancouver Pack.
Throughout British Columbia, Tom Stewart has represented Baden-Powell Guilds in the very best way. He has never hesitated to take on roles that have required leadership skills and the ability to “get the job done”.
Tom joined the 1st Canadian Baden-Powell Guild in 1994. In 1998, he took on the role of Guildmaster and held that position until 2003. During this time, while the Guild had an active average membership of twenty-five, Tom’s priority was the recruitment of new members to ensure the
continuation of the Guild.
Perhaps, Tom’s most challenging Guild venture, was organizing the 2002 ISGF conference and welcoming former Scouters and Guides from all around the world to the beautiful University of British Columbia campus.
In 2004 with a new 1st Guildmaster in place, Tom turned his efforts to the B.C. Fellowship of Baden-Powell Guilds and served as Vice-President, President, and Past-President.
2007, Tom Stewart’s 60th year of Scouting service, was highlighted when Tom received the Bar to the Silver Acorn from Scouts Canada. The membership of the 1st Canadian Baden-Powell Guild will sincerely miss Tom Stewart’s contributions and his dedication to the programs and activities of all Guilds and, most importantly, keeping alive the spirit of the Scout Promise and Law.