I did call it Alice - but I got the name wrong. I was writing about my experience as a 15 yr old on my first northern canoe trip through the boy scout base, and I didn't keep a journal (1987).
I think it's called Judy not Alice. (I got some flack from some guys who know the area well.)
The scouts still canoe in the area (and Outward Bound was doing canoeing trips in the area more recently).
Many, many scouts have done that portage. The Bissett base goes back several decades. For a long time, they all accessed the region via the Obukowin portages. There's a strong connection between Berard and the scout base - http://www.canoe.ca/che-mun/maps.html
. I never guided up there, but there are guys around who have done over 30 trips in the area - and so there's a wealth of uncollected trip notes about that whole region that will probably be lost. I worked at the canoe base in Atikokan for 2 summers, and there was no canoeing notes around, and this area (White Otter region) had also been well travelled over the years. (Caneoing without notes can be more exciting I suppose).
I don't know where the name Judy is from. We met an 'old' man with his younger daughter on the trail. He lived in the bush, and was canoeing in for supplies. Imagine what he knew about the area.