Yellowknife Cub Scouts arrived in Alberta last weekend with world-famous Genuine Mackenzie Valley Fur in hand to share with fellow Cub Scouts.
The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) provided two seal skin pelts to the group to bring along to an Alberta Cuboree — a mini-jamboree with over 300 Cub youth in attendance.
The pelts were used in a teaching activity which saw 300 seal skin fur ‘woggles’ — items used to hold Scouts’ neckerchiefs on — made at the event by youth.
Fur is an important part of our heritage in the Northwest Territories (NWT). The Department of ITI was pleased to provide these pelts to assist the Yellowknife Scouts in offering a unique opportunity to share this heritage with our neighbours to the south, contribute to youth skill development, and encourage traditional economy and knowledge in the NWT.
We thank the Yellownife Cub Scouts for their efforts.