And there’s Gordon’s hat that he will wear all the way to the end of high school. Welcome to the comic strip, “redneck hat.”
As for the “scribbler,” that is not a term I know. I looked it up at this website:
What it means: Notebook
Where they say it:New Brunswick, and elsewhere in the Maritimes.
Unless this website is wrong (feel free to correct Canadian posters), my guess is this means that in spite of growing up in the Toronto area, Gordon’s family must come from the Maritimes.