Canada’s scouting and guiding history is making its way to the City of Dryden.

The Dryden & District Museum will be host to “Be Prepared: Scouts and Guides”, the Winter 2018 exhibit for the museum. The exhibit displays the historical connections of scouting and guiding in the Dryden area, along with the changes to Boy Scouts and Girl Guides over 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,” said Cultural and Tourism Coordinator, Bethany Waite. “Throughout the years, youth have continued to be involved in organizations such as scouting and guiding locally in the City of Dryden,” she said.

Visitors will learn how the scouting and guiding movements began, the origin of Girl Guide cookies, and the history of how Boy Scouts of Canada became co-ed. Artifacts and archival material from Dryden will be featured until February 22, 2018.

“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.

The exhibit opening was set for Monday at 4:30 p.m. at the museum, but due to the weater, the opening has been delayed until Friday, December 8.  

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