Shown at Fort Walsh, the North West Mounted Police outpost, in 1881, Jack Clark holds an 1873 Winchester and wears prairie attire that is in keeping with the Rocky Mountain Ranger uniform. The force often took on former policemen as civilian scouts, since many of them were intermarried with natives or Métis and thus offered valuable experience, especially during the years of Sitting Bull’s Sioux exile in the Cypress Hills. – Courtesy Provincial Archives of Alberta A.19402 –
Location scouting in Cultus Lake and came to this beach at Cultus Lake Provincial Park. In summer the place is packed and the lake is busy. Now the holiday makers are gone and there is a deep beautiful peace there. Cultus Lake, British Columbia
For the last nine years every summer our Scouts pile into a van and drive north to Ontario’s Algonquin Provincial Park for a week-long high adventure canoe trip. Our crews typically cover 40-50 miles of paddling and portaging during our stay. Two years ago we started alternating these canoe trips with a trip to Kandersteg International Scout Center every third year.