Culture & Events — 06 December 2017

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Take a walk through the history of Canadian Scouting and Guiding this winter, at the Dryden & District Museum!

The Dryden & District Museum presents the Winter 2018 exhibit; “Be Prepared: Scouts and Guides”, opening to the public on Friday, Dec. 8 at 4:30 p.m. Located at the Dryden & District Museum located at 15 Van Horne Avenue in Dryden, “Be Prepared: Scouts and Guides” displays the historical connections of scouting and guiding in Dryden and area, along with the change in the two groups throughout the years.

“Boy Scouts and Girl Guides were first chartered in Canada in 1910, with Dryden’s first troops coming to the area in 1915. Throughout the years, youth have continued to be involved in organizations such as scouting and guiding locally in the City (of Dryden),” said Cultural & Tourism Coordinator, Bethany Waite.

“This is a great opportunity to come and see local memories (of Scouting and Guiding in Canada) from the past,” said Pat Rigey, Chair of the Dryden & District Museum Advisory Board.

Visitors will learn how the Scouting and Guiding movement began, the origin of the famous Girl Guide Cookies, and the history of how Boy Scouts of Canada became co-ed. Artifacts and archival material from Dryden and area packs will be featured until February 22nd, 2018.

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Chris Marchand is a native of Dryden, Ontario. He served his first newspaper internship at The Dryden Observer in 1998 while attending journalism studies at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops B.C. He's worked desks as both reporter and editor at the Fernie Free Press as well as filled the role of sports editor at the Cranbrook Daily Townsman. Marchand was named editor of the Dryden Observer in Aug. 2009.

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