Item RNT-ob-0056 - Boy Scouts Beret

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Boy Scouts Beret

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  • Object

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  • 1928-1941 (Creation)

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1 hat : wool ; 2 x 22.5 x 26 cm

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Robert Thompson dedicated much of his time to the Boy Scouts. He was a Boy Scout himself from 1928 to 1930 and a Troop Leader in 1931 in Red Deer, Alberta, as well as a Scout Master from 1939 to 1941 in Innisfail, Alberta. He also was the Deputy Commissioner of the Boy Scouts of Ethiopia from 1947 to 1950.

Scope and content

Object is a wool Boy Scouts of Canada beret. The outside of the cap is made of forest green wool, with a kite-shaped embroidered patch readomg "Boy Scouts Canada" in yellow and a red fleur-de-lis. Both the internal cotton or polyester lining and leather rim are black. The internal lining is stamped with the following words "Official Beret Boy Scouts of Canada by Fashion Hat & Cap Toronto Canada," as well as "name," under which is a white square where the name "Robert" is written faintly in black pen. On the back of the cap, there are four eyelets that act as a laced closure. The lace on the closure and its black plastic aglets are black.

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Robert N. Thompson


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Preferred citation Trinity Western University Archives and Special Collections, Robert N. Thompson fonds, Objects and Artifacts Related to Robert N. Thompson sous-fond, RNT-ob-0056.

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It is unclear when Robert Thompson wore this hat, as he was both a Boy Scout and a Troop Leader/Scout Master.

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Images of the artifact/object was taken by a Fuji X-A1 digital camera on a white background. Three images were created the Photoshop file (source file), the preservation copy (TIFF) and the access copy (Jpeg). The image was manipulated using Adobe Photoshop to brighten the background, crop the image, and insert the identification number.

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For records related to Robert Thompson's association with the Boy Scouts see: RNT-SF-2, Organizations - General, A to Z > Series 3, Organizations beginning with: B > File 24, Boy Scouts Association of Canada

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There is a small patch of wear on the top front of the green wool, revealing the lower stitches.

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January, 2023, FN

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  • Box: B 48 S 1 Box 19