Sixty Years of Scouting in Millet

Though the first records of scouting in Millet date back to the 1930’s, it wasn’t until 1956 that there...

  • Aug. 17, 2016 8:00 a.m.

Cubmaster Dorothy Trathen with her Cub Pack.

Submitted by Philip Rocha

Millet Museum

Though the first records of scouting in Millet date back to the 1930’s, it wasn’t until 1956 that there was a consistent Scout presence in Millet.

Back in 1956, Dorothy Trathen, recognized as one of Millet’s 2011 Pioneer Women, began corresponding with Scout headquarters in Ottawa and Edmonton, convincing the Sunbeam Rebekah Lodge to sponsor the Cub Pack. Later that year they received the charter for the Millet Sunbeam Cub Pack, with Dorothy serving as Cubmaster.

In light of this milestone, as suggested by Fort McMurray evacuee and museum volunteer Emma McDonald, the Millet Museum will be holding a wooden car rally on the 26th of August at the Splash Park at noon, in conjunction with the town appreciation BBQ.

The Kub Kar Rally, before it was adopted by the Boy Scouts of Canada, began as the Pinewood Derby by the American Boy Scouts. It is a tournament in which children race cars, constructed with the help of a parent, in order to foster the relationship between parent and child, while building craftsmanship and sportsmanship.

For more information about the event, or to see the exhibit on the physics of the race, come to the museum or call 780-387-5558.

 

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