65th Toronto Scout

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The 65th Toronto is a Toronto Scout Group serving western Toronto neighbourhoods including Roncesvalles, Parkdale, and High Park. It is part of Old Mill Area in Greater Toronto Council.

There are currently five sections: Beavers, Cub Scouts, Sea Scouts, Sea Venturers, & Sea Rovers. The group meets at Roncesvalles United Church at 240 Roncesvalles Avenue in West Toronto. .

The group was founded in 1923 and is one of the oldest standing groups in Toronto.

The Scout Troop made a decision to become Sea Scouts in 2004.

Notable Members

Jack King, Scouter - 1920s-30s (Later Parkdale Division Group Leader and Parkdale District Commissioner)

Robert F “Bud” Meredith, Scout -1920s-30s (Later District Commissioner for St Catherine’s and Area, over 75 years of service)

Captain Frederick F Slocombe MBE, Group Committee Member (Appointed a member of the Order of the British Empire for his service with the Merchant Navy whilst serving on the Group Committee)

Francis Clinton Croswell, Scouter and Group Committee Chair - 1950s-60s (Later Regional Commissioner for Greater Toronto Regio and Deputy Provincial Commissioner, recipient of the Medal of the Maple)


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