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Episode 055: Toronto Optimists

” The Toronto Optimists actually began life as a Boy Scout Band. A Toronto District scouting commissioner named Al Baggs woke up one morning in 1955 and saw the writing on the wall. Most of the scouts in the band would be aging out of scouting. Baggs decided that the scout band needed to be reorganized with a new sponsor to help march into the future.” …


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