Snow Scouts
Snow Scouts logo
Snow Scouts logo
UniverseA Series of Unfortunate Events
Type Scouting
Location Mortmain Mountains
Key peopleUncle Bruce, Carmelita Spats, Quigley Quagmire

The Snow Scouts are a fictional organization in the children's series, A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. They appear in the tenth and eleventh books, The Slippery Slope and The Grim Grotto. They are mostly male and female school children. Their pledge is the Alphabet Pledge.

Count Olaf captures most of the Snow Scouts at the end of The Slippery Slope. Quigley Quagmire is disguised as a member to reach Mount Fraught in secret during their annual ceremony, but departs the group before they are snared.

Known members[]

  • Uncle Bruce - Leader and Carmelita's uncle (also had something to do with Uncle Monty's reptile collection)
  • Carmelita Spats - False Spring Queen (she wasn't captured by Olaf, but she joined his troupe anyway, and also the niece of Bruce)
  • At least one Kornbluth child
  • At least one Winnipeg child
  • Quigley Quagmire
  • Violet Baudelaire (Short time only)
  • Klaus Baudelaire (Short time only)


The Snow Scouts also have a pledge called the "Snow Scout Alphabet Pledge":

Snow 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!

After saying this pledge, the snow scouts make "a snowy sound". Klaus, Violet and later on Sunny notice 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 (Bruce couldn't think of anything else that began with X. Klaus, being well read, suggests xenial) but they were just glad to have gotten away from the Snow Gnats.

This ridiculously long pledge is a parody of the Boy Scouts of America version of the Scout Law: "A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent".


Their emblem is the snowflake which they wear upon their bright white uniforms with zippers and the words of the above pledge imprinted in pink letters on the back. At the top of each of their headbands, they have small plastic snowflakes sticking out in all directions and the word "Brr!" written in icy script. They also wear masks protecting them from the Snow Gnats, but also concealing their faces entirely. Thus making it very ironic for Carmalita Spats to wear one because it is shown that she is constantly telling everyone how beautiful she is.


In the tenth book, The Slippery Slope, they are on the Snow Scout Hike to the top of Mount Fraught to celebrate False Spring. Seeking shelter from the Snow Gnats, the Baudelaires discover them in a cave half-way up the mountain, and leave them again that night up the Vertical Flame Diversion. When the Snow Scouts reach the top of the mountain, they are captured by Count Olaf, Esmé Squalor and their troupe in a large net and taken away. We see some of them later in the eleventh book, The Grim Grotto, where they were forced to work for Olaf on his submarine.

Preceded by
Madame Lulu (The Carnivorous Carnival)
Guardian of Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire Succeeded by
Captain Widdershins (The Grim Grotto)