Fonds P055 - Girl Guides of Canada. Newton District fonds

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Girl Guides of Canada. Newton District fonds

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  • [197-]-1989 (Creation)

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0,02 m of textual records.

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The Newton District, created in 1975, is one of three subdivisions of the Girl Guides of Canada's Sherbrooke Division formed during the Division's reorganization in the early 1970s. It comprises companies in the municipalities of Sherbrooke, Scotstown, Bury, and Sawyerville. The District Commissioner is accountable to the Division for the District's good management and the development of the companies, in light of the By-laws of the national organization, which stipulate that the main objectives of all its sections are to enable girls 'to develop personal values and respect for self and others; to develop respect for nature and the order of things; to have new experiences and outdoor adventure; to make friends and have fun; to achieve a sense of well- being; to learn the importance of decision making; to function in small groups; to achieve a sense of pride in accomplishment; to acquire practical and leadership skills; to develop their ability and willingness to help'. The District Commissioner works with a committee consisting of herself, the Deputy Commissioner, the Secretary, the Treasurer, the Badge Secretary, a representative of the Local Association, the District Guider, the Guiders of the District, and, optionally, community representatives. This committee meets regularly to look after the District's organizational needs.

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The documents in this fonds were previously kept in the Girl Guides of Canada. Sherbrooke Division fonds (P052) but were removed to respect archival principles.

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The fonds contains source material on the preparation and carrying out of activities organized by the District and its companies. It is comprised of the following series: Minutes (1975-1983), Annual Reports (1977-1978), Membership Lists ([197-]-1989), Organization of Activities (1978-1980), and Press Clippings (1976-1978).

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Researchers may also consult the Société d'histoire de Sherbrooke also has archival holdings on the Scouting and Guiding movements in the Eastern Townships.

The By-laws of the Girl Guides of Canada are kept in the Girl Guides of Canada. Sherbrooke Division fonds (P052); also found there are documents pertaining to the history of the companies in the District predating its establishment in 1975. Researchers may also consult the Girl Guides of Canada. St. Francis District fonds (P053) and the Girl Guides of Canada. Dufferin District fonds (P054).

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Further accruals are expected.

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Previously known as The Sherbrooke Girl Guides Papers.
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The documents were donated in three accessions (1984 and 1993) by Edith Warner, former Commissioner of the Newton District.
The documents are in English.

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28 janvier, 2016

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