Sons of Scotland Benevolent Association. Royal Scot Camp, No. 172

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Sons of Scotland Benevolent Association. Royal Scot Camp, No. 172

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1895 -


On August 19, 1895, members of the St. Andrews and Caledonian Society met in the Society's rooms on the Dunn Miller Block in Vancouver. Their guest for the evening was Captain D.M. Robertson, the Grand Secretary of the Sons of Scotland Benevolent Association. Robertson had come from Toronto with the intention of establishing a camp in Vancouver. By the end of the evening, thirty men had signed a petition to the Grand Chief, officers, and members of the Grand Camp for the creation of a subordinate camp in Vancouver. Robert Clark was elected as the first Chief, and John Johnstone as the first Chieftain. Five dollars was agreed upon as the initiation fee for members. At the next meeting, on August 29, the name Royal Scot was selected, and the name was formally adopted at the September 16 meeting. By December 21, 1899, the Camp had sixty-two members. Among the occupations listed for members between 1895 and 1899 were merchant, contractor, lumberman, physician, sailor, engineer, and policeman. The Camp is no longer active, but was in existence until 1969, at least.


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Sons of Scotland Benevolent Association

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1978 - 2002-02-11

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Sons of Scotland Benevolent Association. Royal Scot Camp, No. 172 reports to Sons of Scotland Benevolent Association

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