Fonds 392 5th Trumpeter Swan Troop Boy Scouts

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Summary information

Repository: South Peace Regional Archives
Title: 5th Trumpeter Swan Troop Boy Scouts fonds
Reference code: 0392
Date: 1965-1966 (date of creation)
Physical description: 4 cm textual records

1 photograph

Dates of creation, revision and deletion: Likely processed by Karen Burgess, March 2010
Added to new database June 2023 – TD

Administrative history / Biographical sketch

Grande Prairie had an active Boy Scout movement in the 1960s as evidenced by this group of “Owls” and “Wolves” with their troop leaders. At that time a boy at 11 years of age could join as a Tenderfoot and aspire to eventually become a “Queen’s Scout”. The boys learned practical life saving skills following their motto, “Be Prepared” and as well performing community service projects.

Custodial History

These records were donated to the South Peace Regional Archives by Greg Marcy in 2010.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of a 8 x 10 photograph of the 5th Trumpeter Swan Troop, 2 Tenderfoot to Queen Scout handbooks, a Golden Arrow Training Handbook, a Proficiency Badge reference book, a Handbook on Small Bore Rifle Shooting, Trees and Shrubs Belonging to Alberta booklet, the Patrol Leader’s Pocket Record Book, a luminous pocket planetarium and a Boy Scout Record Book belonging to Greg Marcy.


Title notes

  • Source of title proper: Title of fonds based on contents

Access points

  • Textual record (documentary form)
  • Graphic material – photograph (documentary form)
  • Organizations* (subject)

Series descriptions

Reference code Title Dates Physical description
2010.03.01 Item – 5th Trumpeter Swan Troop Boy Scouts  [1965] 1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Scope and content:

Grande Prairie’s Fifth Trumpeter Swan Troop of the Boy Scouts. Back Row includes Bill Bowes, Gordon Card, Richard Kulhawe, Bruce Cranston, Ken [?], Hal Buechner, John Wilson, Greg Marcy. Front Row sitting: L-R Allan Wigelsworth, Don Edgcombe, Allan Cranston, ? , Murray Howarth. The leader on the right is Ray Howarth.