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1st Summerland Group
1st Summerland Scouts, John Tait Scoutmaster
1st Penticton Group
1st Penticton Scouts, R.N. Atkinson Scoutmaster
1st Hedley Group
1st Hedley Scouts, new Leaders Stanton and Kerr
1st Keremeos Group
1st Keremeos Scouts

These two photos are in the Penticton Museum. One is also in the Naramata Museum, but was mislabelled. We know now that this was 1st Penticton Scout Troop at a weeklong camp in Okanagan Falls in July, 1918. The Troop faltered after this despite several attempts to revive it. Scoutmaster R.N. (Bertie) Atkinson is in the back row, second from left. The man not in uniform in back row is H.W.D. Smith, who volunteered as cook. Near the middle, looking up over his right shoulder is a young Harley Hatfield.


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