What Ever Happened to Some of those Carleton Place and Beckwith Scouts?



Scout shirt at the “Forever Young” display once owned by Terry Skillen of Carleton Place at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum.


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The Ottawa Journal on the 27th, February in 1965 wrote in their newspaper that one family in Carleton Place took scouting seriously. Both Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Rogers  and all their six children were well known in the Scouting group. Father Tim Rogers was a former cub and Sea Scout leader, past Rideau Lakes District Scout Council, executive member of the Ontario Provincial Sea Scout Council and more recently in 1965 as Sea Scout Master of the Sea Scout Troop.



Pamela, Mrs. Rogers, was a Cub Pack Scouter, a former pack leader in the UK and holds part one of the wood badge. Mrs. Rogers was thrilled the whole family was in Scouting with 19 year-old Brian, a former Queen Scout, and troop leader. Then comes 17 year-old Christopher, who was a Queen Scout and held the Gold Chord, which is the highest award on the Scout level.

Their two foster children: Carol was also a Girl Guide, and Roy was a Two Star Cub. Their son Duncan age 11, became a two star Cub in 1965 and held 9 proficiency badges including religion and life award. Craig aged 9, also became a Two Star Cub and held 6 proficiency badges.



So what happened to Craig and Duncan Rogers?

Mr. Craig T. Rogers has worked as a lawyer providing legal services to the East Region, including Lanark County and Ottawa for over 30 years. His office is located here in Carleton Place.

Duncan Rogers has served as the “Clerk of Carleton Place” for many years. A truly kind and knowledgeable man.


Other Photo Memories of Scouting in Beckwith and Carleton Place- photos from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum -Carleton Place Canadian files.






Historical Note:


Hamilton Nichols; Ronald Leech; Bill Laskaris and Donald Dunlop.

The first Boy Scout troop was formed by William Moore in Carleton Place

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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