Credit Hills Area

1st Norval

ORGANIZED 1921

This group was first registered on 21 January, 1921.

The group was reorganized in 1948 under Rev. J. E. Maxwell, Albert Hudson, Aubrey Hudson, Harold Lyons and Warrick Coupland. This group of interested citizens started Guides, Brownies, Cubs and Scouts that year.

The Cubs and Scouts joined the South Peel District and participated in District events with places like Streetsville and Brampton. The first Cub leader, Mary Coupland, later married group committee chairman Rev. J. E. Maxwell. In 1959, Julian Reed was Scoutmaster and he later started the first Rover Crew in Norval. Mr. Reed went on to represent Norval and area as first a MPP and currently as their Member of Parliament in the Liberal government.

By 1963, 1st Norval reoriented themselves with the fledgling Georgetown District. The Cub pack was run by Jean Francis, Carol Sage and Ernie Webb while the troop had Wes Anthony, Ken Rider and Doug Fishburn.

In 1969 Ron Frost, Harold Newman and Art Sweezie had the Cub pack and Bob Murray continued with the Scouts. Ten years later John Blackwell and Dave Baillie ran the troop while Bob Lamoureux, Ric Symmes and Tina Gibbs looked after the Cubs.

The Cubs and Scouts last ran a programme in 1983 under Earle Benson, Tom Hughes, Fred Howse and James Rice. The committee of interested citizens failed to keep the group going.

In 1984 new sponsors were found, being St. Paul's Anglican and Norval United Churches. The group committee of Rev. Rick Ruggle, Fred Dobbin, Chuck Peterson and Earle Benson sponsored a Beaver colony under Luc Bertrand and James Dodd. Unfortunately 1st Norval Beavers closed in 1986, ending Scouting in the village.

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