Lemony Snicket Wiki
Lemony Snicket Wiki

The Snow Scouts are a mountaineering organization featured in The Slippery Slope and The Grim Grotto.


As explained by Carmelita Spats, each year the Snow Scouts, led by her Uncle Bruce, trek up the Mortmain Mountains to celebrate False Spring by dancing around the Springpole on Mount Fraught and crowning a False Spring Queen. Carmelita is always given that title thanks to the obvious nepotism in the group coupled with her bratty, temperamental personality.

All the Scouts are suggested to belong to wealthy families, when the Man With a Beard, but No Hair and his partner in crime, the Woman with Hair, but No Beard, are heard plotting to seize the Scouts' family fortunes, to finance future crimes.


The Baudelaires met the Snow Scouts in a cave in the Mortmain Mountains that was the former habitat of the Volunteer Feline Detectives. In the back of this particular cave, is a Vertical Flame Diversion, unknown to the majority of The Snow Scouts.

Later in The Slippery Slope, the Snow Scouts, with the exception of Carmelita Spats, who was adopted by Esmé Squalor, were captured by Count Olaf and taken to work in his submarine in The Grim Grotto.


The Snow Scout Alphabet Pledge, created by Bruce, is as follows:

Snows Scouts are accommodating, basic, calm, darling, emblematic, frisky, grinning, human, innocent, jumping, kept, limited, meek, nap-loving, official, pretty, quarantined, recent, scheduled, tidy, understandable, victorious, wholesome, xylophone, young, and zippered–every morning, every afternoon, every night, and all day long!

Following a recitation of the pledge, the Scouts make long, airy sounds, "as if they were imitating the wind outside" the cave. This is mentioned to be Bruce's favorite part.

Klaus, Violet and, later on, Sunny, noticed that it is reasonably difficult to imagine how a person could be "calm" and "meek" at the same time as being "frisky" and "jumping," how they could avoid being "young" and "human," or why "xylophone" appeared in the list at all.[1]

False Spring Traditions

The Scouts would travel to the Mortmain Mountains, where they would celebrate False Spring on Mount Fraught, at the source of the Stricken Stream. On the way over, they would stop in a cave for Snow Scout Story Time, where one Snow Scout tells a story o the others, and then they all ate marshmallows until they felt sick and go to sleep on a heap of blankets.

Carmelita Spats was always crowned False Spring Queen, and they would celebrate by dancing around a Springpole.[1]


Snow scouts.png

The uniform of the Snow Scouts consists of:

  • bright white snowsuits with
    • puffy sleeves, covered in emblems of snowflakes in varying sizes and shapes
    • pink lettering on the back listing each of the words of the Snow Scout Alphabet Pledge
  • white headbands with
    • tiny plastic snowflakes sticking out of the top in all directions
    • the word "Brr!" written in icy script
  • dark round masks covered in tiny holes (much like those worn in the sport of fencing) to protect the Scouts' faces from Snow Gnats

Known Snow Scouts


TV Series

Snow Scout Actors, left to right: Chloe Ling, Stephen John Kosar, Baya Ipatowicz, Asia Au-Yeung, Kitana Turnbull, Jaedon Siewart, Emerson D'Sylva, Mamie Laverock, Maya Kooner



Netflix Series