11th Burlington Scout Troop to gather at the Speyside camp they built

By Pepper Parr

September 12th, 2023



The Boy Scout movement isn’t what it used to be

There was a time when a lot of boys were Scouts. Those who became what were then called Queen’s Scouts were seen is as a cut above the crowd.

Today they would be called King’s Scouts and they aren’t what

The 11th Burlington Scout troop is no longer active but in its day it was very active. There was some land donated to the Scouts and they carved a camp out of the wilderness just outside.

Kevin Jackson, one of five Cam Jackson brothers, reached out to us to advise that Paul Barbour is arranging a small reunion at Camp Speyside on Saturday September 23.

Anyone who was a member of the 11th Burlington scout troop is invited. You can bring along your kids, wives, parents.

The only condition is no alcohol and no smoking.

No doubt everyone has forgotten how to get there, so Paul is going to show us the way. Be at the Pineland Public School parking lot at 10 am on September 23.

Bring a lawn chair if you wish. If you prefer to drive direct to the camp, contact Paul and he can send you a map or give you the Finlay’s address to plug into your GPS.

If you have questions you can contact Paul at 905 639 3501 or email him at paul@barbourfinancial.com

We will be meeting the Finlays, sharing stories of Mr. Evans and Bill Orchard and walking through our past.

Afterwards we can go for lunch at a nearby bar/restaurant in Acton. It should be a fun day. Please let Paul know if you are planning to come so we know who to expect at Pineland Public School.



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