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1st Summerland Group
1st Summerland Cubs, Arthur Advocaat Cubmaster
1st Summerland Scouts, G.W. Blewett Scoutmaster, Don Fisher ASM
Group Chair S.W.J. Feltham
Sponsored by Branch 22, Royal Canadian Legion
Scout Gerald Adams achieved King Scout status
2nd Summerland Group
2nd Summerland Cubs, 2 Packs, Rev H.R. Whitmore Akela, Walter Bleasdale ACM, Hugh McLarty ACM
Sponsored by United Church
1st Penticton Group (“Penticton No 1 Troop”)
1st Penticton Cubs, Margaret Tidball Akela, Margaret Kincaid ACM, Mrs Marshall ACM
1st Penticton Scouts, Jack Stocks Scoutmaster, Fred McNeil ASM
Group Chair Mr Vass
2nd Penticton Group
2nd Penticton Cubs started
2nd Penticton Scouts
Sponsored by St Andrews Presbyterian Church
3rd Penticton Group
3rd Penticton Cubs, Mrs Naish Akela
Sponsored by St Saviours Anglican Church
1st Naramata Group
1st Naramata Scouts, Allan Pollock Scoutmaster, Ted Smith, John Cooper
1st Kaleden Group
1st Kaledan Scouts, Geoffrey Allington Scoutmaster (note in 1st Penticton log of 1948/49)
1st Oliver Group
1st Oliver Cubs, Captain C W Harrison Akela
1st Oliver Scouts
1st Hedley Group
1st Hedley Scout Troop, Fred Brent Scoutmaster
1st Nickel Plate Group
1st Nickel Plate Cubs, John Cawston Cubmaster
1st Osoyoos Group
1st Osoyoos Cubs, Corporal Ken Bond Akela, Mrs W Howard ACM
1st Osoyoos Scouts, Harold King ASM

Scout F. Brent, ca.1950-55 - P0186

The Hedley Scout Troop was revived in 1947 or 1948. It was primarily through the efforts of one man, known as Scouter Fred (Fred Brent). In the seven or eight years of its existence, it encouraged a large number of boys to achieve King’s Scout/Queen’s Scout status. A large number of boys also attended National and International Jamborees. During this period, the Troop was not affiliated with any District, but was ably supported by the Regional Boy Scout Field Staff Member, Mr. Jack Scrivener from Penticton. Advanced leadership training for the boys was coordinated through Jim Mitchell, District Commissioner of Okanagan-Boundary District, in Oliver. In recent years a lot of information has emerged about this Scout Troop, starting with the Brent family donation of a number of photographs to the Hedley Museum, of which this photograph of “Scouter Fred” is one.  The Hedley Museum has now acquired two Scout uniforms from this era. Scout Jim Cade donated his entire uniform along with items from the two Jamborees that he attended. The Scout Troop appears to have folded in late 1955, as the mining activity in the Hedley area wound to a close.

District Commissioner Harley Hatfield
District Scoutmaster A.G. Alington
District President R.D. Craig




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