Photo of former Scout Building
History - Lakefield Sea Scouts and the former Scout Ship Building

In 1911, the first scouting troop called the "Loon Patrol" was formed in Lakefield.  Early leaders of the  troop included Reverend Ben Olie, Minister of St. John the Baptist Church and Lawrence Graham, Manager of the Lakefield Canoe Factory.  At that time, meetings were held in Christ Church.

In 1946, the Lakefield Sea Scout Group was formed with Mel Kingdon as Chairman; and Wilf Lee and Ken Jakins as Leaders.

In 1975, the former Scout Ship building, officially called the SSS 'Sea Scout Ship' Fraser (taken from the HMCS Fraser), was built by volunteers using building  materials donated by local businesses. This building, located on the edge of Isabel Morris Park, was used to store canoes, camping gear and program equipment; along with hosting the local scouting groups' meetings and events.

Renovation to the former Scout Ship Building

In 2022, renovations to the former Scout Ship building were completed. The building now includes public washrooms and a small space for events or meetings. It is also the new home of the Peterborough Police Service, who has moved out of their space on Queen Street. 


Naming Suggestions - the former Scout Ship Building

To submit a naming suggestion, or vote for an existing suggestion, for the new name for the renovated former Scout Building, click here. Once you have submitted your suggestion, hit refresh or return to this page to see your suggestion appear.

  • As suggestions are submitted, they will show up in the word cloud below.
  • If there is an existing suggestion show below that you would like to vote for, please retype the name. Suggestions with multiple votes will appear larger than others. 
  • Suggestions shown below have come from residents, Township staff, and Committee members. All are welcome!
  • Deadline to submit suggestions is 4:30pm on Thursday, June 30th!

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