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Randall House - Wolfville Historical Society

Cap


Accession number: 07.23.1A
Category: Headwear
Object subtype: Wolf Cub; Cub Scout
Date: 1951 – 1954
Materials: Fibre; wool, Fibre;Cotton
Measurements: 20 cm L x 18 cm W
Group: Boy Scouts
Narrative: The cap was part of a Wolf Cub uniform worn by Dr. Alan, Pete, Connelly when he grew up at 23 Linden Avenue, Wolfville. He spent two years in Cubs and seven years in Scouts and then became a Queen Scout. In 1959 aged 16, as a troop leader he was chosen to participate in the World jamboree in which thousands of boy scouts from around the world met in the Philippines, the first jamboree to be held in Asia. The uniforms were purchased at Phinney's, Kentville. Phinney was also a scout leader. Accompanying the uniforms are the manuals which explain many aspects of the scouting movement including the uniform and each badge. Also provided is a photograph copy of Dr. Connelly in his complete uniform.
Description: Green wool cap with gold braid and red insignia stamped above the peak and a small metal star on either side of the insignia. Six lengths of gold coloured braid extend from a green covered button (1cm) at the centre of the crown and radiate out to form individual pie shapes. One gold coloured length of braid is sewn around the base of the crown. The insignia is a painted red wolf's head with the words "Boy Scouts" printed below. The stars which are a dull silver colour are pushed the fabric of the cap. The lining is a green cotton with a plastic insert at the crown. A piece of twill tape is sewn across the diameter of the insert with the owner's name "Forbes Connelly" in black ink.

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