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

Description

As explained by Carmelita Spats, each year the Snow Scouts, led by Carmelita's 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.

History

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 (that he stole) in Book the Eleventh, The Grim Grotto (at least some of them).

Pledge

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

Snows Scouts are accomodating, 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 Uncle 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]

Uniform

Snow scouts
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

Canon

TV Series

Snowscout squad

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

Gallery

Books

Netflix Series

Sources

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