A group of scouts in St. John's was left without a leader when he was temporarily suspended from the organization.

Scouts Canada said it suspended the group commissioner with the Mary Queen of Peace troop because he wasn't complying with policy.

The organization wouldn't specify what the problem is, but CBC News has learned that the leader was apparently not following national proper screening policies for volunteers.

Scouts Canada did specify that there was no threat to the safety of children in the group.

Leaders and scouts belonging to the Mary Queen of Peace troop said they are supporting the suspended leader, and want him reinstated.

They said if the decision isn't reversed, the future of the local chapter would be in jeopardy.

Members have invited Scouts Canada to a meeting they will be having Thursday night to discuss the situation.