group of 15 Scouts from Onoway, accompanied
their leaders and several parents
participated in an overnight "camp"
– in Rexall Place in Edmonton after watching
an Oil Kings hockey game.
of Onoway Scouts going off to camps dates
back to the earliest days of scouting in
Onoway. According to hand-written
notes by Eddy Dales, the Scouting movement
has been active in Onoway for about
90 years, with the odd lapse here and there.
Camps in various formats were a
constant throughout the years, throughout
the seasons. Onoway Museum has
keepsakes from camporees including a huge
fungus upon which participants
(including Wes Lafleur and Bill Turnbull)
wrote their names during that hike.
Pieces of birchbark peeled off trees were
also deemed to be a good place for
A very special
medal was given to Scouts on the occasion of
the Royal Visit in 1959. On the back is
written "Secretly transfer me to
your right hand pocket each day after your
good turn has been done."
Scouts and Scout leaders have gifted to
Museum uniforms and badges, many Scouting
guidebooks, and programs of Scouting
events. Come have a look!
Scouts membership card
Visit Medal 1959
at Camp May 1977"
Verhaar, Charlie Gartner,
Darryl Bell, Eddy Dales,