Fonds 435 Canadian Girls in Training “Honeybees” fonds

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1957-2001. — 6 cm.. — 106 photographs.


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Agency History

The “Honeybee”s CGIT group associated with the United Church in Grande Prairie was led by Rosamond Wilson (“Honey”) from 1960-1966 . Many of the girls had been Explorers previously and were now junior high school age. Over the next six years, under Rosemond’s leadership, the girls formed a very cohesive bond and lasting friendships. The Canadian Girls in Training is designed for girls 12-17. They pledge ” under the leadership of Jesus to seek truth, know God, serve others and thus with His help become the girl God would have me be.” The group wore destinctive “middies” and regular meetings included devotions, activities and plans for community service. The group that graduated in 1966 included Leslie Murray, Lennie Lawrence, Linda Froggatt, Sharon Crough, Wendy Simpson, Marilyn Taylor, Margy Kujath Judi Barschel, Patty Wigelsworth, Donna Yakimchuk, and Margaret Edgson. Other members appearing in the records over the six years are Lynne Park, Maureen Ockert, Pam Donald, Karen Covey, and Inge Knells. A reunion of the group took place in 2001 at the home of the Wilsons in Sidney, BC.

Custodial History

The records were donated to the South Peace Regional Archives by Rosamond Wilson in 2009.

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of five scribblers of minutes (1960-1964) and financial records (1962-1966) and a scrapbook created by Rosamund Wilson’s recording her six year leadership of “The Honeybees”, a CGIT group in Grande Prairie. The scrapbook contains club records, news clippings and photographs of the Explorer and CGIT group called “The Honeybees” from 1957-1966. Also included is a copy of a valedictory speech given to the 1972 CGIT graduates and a letter and a 2 page collage of photographs from a reunion of the group in 2001.

Notes

 

 
Explorer Group, 1957
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
A group of Explorers and their leaders from Grande Prairie eating their lunch on a grassy bank.
Location: 0435.01.05-4
CGIT Vesper Service Ceremony, 1960
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
CGIT Girls taking part in a vesper service at Christmas, 1960 were Anne Shanks, Gail Anderson, Margaret Edgson, Jackie Riddle, Patsy Hite, Lorna Dowling, Linda Fee, Ann McKinnon service leader, Sharon Simpson.
Location: 0435.01.09-1
Grande Prairie CGIT Group, 1961-1962
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
The entire CGIT group gathered in the United Church, Grande Prairie, for a formal photo.
Location: 0435.01.13-1
Weekend at the Wapiti, 1962
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
The “Honeybees” camp out near the Wapiti River, after they hike from town on farmer’s day, June 12, 1962.
Location: 0435.01.18-1
No Boots & Road Under Water, 1962
1 photograph; b 7 w; 3 x 4
The “Honeybees” figure out how to cool their feet and get across water without getting shoes and clothes wet.
Location: 0435.01.18-3
Lunch in the Pines, 1962
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 5
The “Honeybees” reach the Wapiti and eat their lunch in the pines.
Location: 0435.01.18-5
“Morning Watch”, 1962
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
The “Honeybees” sit on the banks of the Wapiti for “Morning Watch”.
Location: 0435.01.19-2
Foil Dinners for Supper, 1962
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
CGIT campers eat their foil dinners on the ground.
Location: 0435.01.19-4
After Sleeping Under the Stars, 1962
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
After sleeping under the stars, CGIT girls need to fix their hair.
Location: 0435.01.19-5
Starting a Camp Fire at Sturgeon Lake, 1963
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
Sturgeon Lake camp out requires a camp fire first.
Location: 0435.01.24-1
Camp Fire Provides Foil Dinners Sturgeon Lake, 1963
1 photograph; b & w; 5
Sturgeon Lake camp out for CGIT girls requires a camp fire, then foil dinners.
Location: 0435.01.24-5
Let’s Get This Boat Going, 1963
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Sturgeon Lake camp out for CGIT girls should have a boat trip.
Location: 0435.01.24-7
“Morning Watch”, 1963
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 5
Morning Watch at Sturgeon Lake camp out for CGIT “Honeybee” girls.
Location: 0435.01.25-1
Twists for Breakfast, 1963
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
Breakfast of “Twists” at Sturgeon Lake camp out for CGIT “Honeybee” girls.
Location: 0435.01.25-4
Getting the Boat Out, 1963
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
Sturgeon Lake camp out for CGIT “Honeybee” girls – “Does anyone know how to launch this boat?”
Location: 0435.01.25-8
CGIT Graduates of 1964, 1964
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
Four CGIT graduates of 1964 celebrate at a tea.
Location: 0435.01.37-1
Alberta CGIT Camp Council, 1964
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Alberta CGIT Camp Council at Sylan Lake includes delegates Patty Wilson and her mother, Rosemond.
Location: 0435.01.40-1
Alberta CGIT Camp Council Leaders, 1964
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Leaders at Alberta CGIT Camp Council at Sylvan Lake includes Rosamond. Wilson (center).
Location: 0435.01.41-2
Betty Lou Clarke and her CGIT Group, 1965
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 3
Betty Lou Clarke and her CGIT Group: Shirley Richardson, Beth Turner, Betty Lou, Lind Clarke, Zella Gourlay, Susan Swanston.
Location: 0435.01.49-1
The “Honeybees”, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
The “Honeybees” here are Marilyn Taylor, Sharon Crough, Jidi Barschel, Leslie Murray, Patti Wigelsworth, Lennie Lawrence, Margaret Edgson, Wendy Simpson, Inge Knells
Location: 0435.01.51-1
The “Honeybees” Campfire, 1965
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 3
The “Honeybees” camp out st Sturgeon Lake, beginning with a campfire.
Location: 0435.01.56-1
The “Honeybees” Morning Watch on the Pier, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
The “Honeybees” Morning Watch on the Pier led by Wendy Simpson.
Location: 0435.01.56-4
Fun in Spite of the Rain, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
The “Honeybees” CGIT group stick it out at Sturgeon Lake despite the rain.
Location: 0435.01.56-7
Chilly Swimming, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
The “Honeybees” CGIT group stick to the pier in their bathin g siuts.
Location: 0435.01.57-1
Grade Tens Go Boating, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 5
CGIT grade tens go boating when the sun shines.
Location: 0435.01.57-5
The “Honeybees” Graduate, 1966
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 3
The eleven “Honeybees” graduate from CGIT, standing here with their leader for 6 years, Rosamond Wilson. The group that graduated in 1966 were Leslie Murray, Lennie Lawrence, Linda Froggatt, Sharon Crough, Wendy Simpson, Marilyn Taylor, Margy Kujath Judi Barschel, Patty Wigelsworth, Donna Yakimchuk, and Margaret Edgson. Leslie gave the valedictory address.
Location: 0435.01.69-2
Mothers of the “Honeybee” Graduates, 1966
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 3
Mothers of the eleven “Honeybee” graduates from CGIT assemble for a photo.
Location: 0435.01.70-5
Linda Clark, 1966
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 3
Lind Clark, Grande Prairie CGIT, was chosen as Camp Council rep for 1966.
Location: 0435.01.71-1
Honeybees Last Camp Together, 1966
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
“Honeybees” last camping outing together at Sturgeon Lake, June, 1966.
Location: 0435.01.75-1
Honeybees Last Campfire, 1966
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
“Honeybees” last camp fire together at Sturgeon Lake, June, 1966. Here they roast marshmallows.
Location: 0435.01.76-3
Honeybees Last Camping Photo, 1966
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
“Honeybees” last camp fire together at Sturgeon Lake, June, 1966. Here they assemble for a photo.
Location: 0435.01.76-4
“Honeybees” Reunions in Wilson’s Backyard, 1966
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 5
Rosemond’s “gang” meets for reunions in the Wilson’s backyard. Christmas holiday get togethers happened in 1966, 1967, 1968 and 1969.
Location: 0435.01.76-8
“Honeybees” Reunion in 2001, 2001
5 photograph copies; colour; 3 x 5
Rosamond Wilson’s CGIT “Honeybees” meet for a reunion in Sydney, BC in 2001.
Location: 0435.01.79-1-5
“Honeybees” Reunion in 2001, 2001
6 photograph copies; colour; 3 x 5
Rosamond Wilson’s CGIT “Honeybees” meet for a reunion in Sydney, BC in 2001.
Location: 0435.01.80-1-6
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