Nova Scotia Provincial Training Committee fonds

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Nova Scotia Provincial Training Committee fonds

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  • 1924-1997 (Creation)
    Girl Guides of Canada. Nova Scotia Council. Training Committee.

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  • 88 cm of textual records
  • 153 photographs

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The Provincial Training Committee is one of the oldest standing committees within the Nova Scotia Guiding organization. Much of the early training information taught to Guiders was collected from Scout sources, or repeated from women who had visited overseas. The first formal training session occurred with the arrival of Olivia Burges from Dominion Headquarters (London, England) in 1922. Shortly after her visit, the Nova Scotia Council received its first grant from the Canadian Council to assist with provincial training. Soon after, Nova Scotia organized its first formal training committee. Much of the 1923 Provincial Council report is dedicated to recording training activities within the province, however still very reliant on visiting trainers from Dominion Headquarters. In 1935, the first Blue Cord Guilder, Elizabeth Armitage, moved to Nova Scotia from England. A Blue Cord Guider is a Diploma'd Guider who, after a special course is qualified to train Guiders. Armitage became the first Provincial Trainer. During this time, Foxlease remained the Imperial center for Guider training, and Nova Scotia Guiders continued to visit there and Fetticarin Island, the center for Dominion training, regularly. An official Provincial Training Committee was formed in 1936 by the Executive Committee. During this time training camps were in part directed by the Camp Committee. Lola Campbell acted in this capacity as Provincial Camp Advisor, to oversee camp training and activities. In 1946, Marjorie Gates became the first Provincial Training Commissioner, and began the Training for Trainer's program began. Since that time, the Committee's purpose expanded to organize, develop, and control training throughout the Province. The Committee is under the convenership of the Provincial Training Commissioner. The Committee also administers the Leadership Development Program and the Cadet program within the Province.

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Fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, reports, trainer directories and other materials created by the International Committee.

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Records are regularly transferred by the Provincial Training Committee.


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For related records see the Marjorie Gates fonds and Lola Campbell fonds.

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Further accruals are expected.

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