False Spring occurs during winter when the weather becomes unusually warm before getting very cold again. This event is celebrated by the Snow Scouts annually. During their celebrations, they trek to the summit of Mount Fraught in the Mortmain Mountains, perform a fancy dance in which they spin round and round the Springpole, and crown the False Spring Queen. Despite complaints of other Snow Scouts, Carmelita Spats is always crowned False Spring Queen, because Uncle Bruce, leader of the Snow Scouts, is her real uncle.[1]