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CHRONOLOGY - SCOUTING IN QUEENSLAND

1908

August. First Scout patrols formed in Queensland.


1909

Official Scout Organisation - Council of Control - established; Charles Snow Chief Scoutmaster. First Scout troop, 1st Kangaroo Point registered.


1911

King's Scouts inaugurated - Gympie Troop initial winners of King's flag.


1912

First visit to Brisbane by Founder of Scout Movement, Robert Stephenson Smythe Baden-Powell


1916

Sea Scouts established in Queensland.


1918

Wolf Cubs commenced at Warwick and Methyr Packs.


1919

First administration headquarters constructed, Brisbane.


1922

Roy Alexander, Commissioner for Queensland.


1923

Rover crews officially established in Queensland.


1924

Present style of Districts established, supported by Local Associa­tion of lay and uniformed personnel. First Gilwell Scout Wood Badge Course, Ormiston. Charles Snow, Chief Commissioner and Commissioner for Training. Edith May Akers first lady Cubmaster appointed to a Cub Pack (Toowoomba).


1925

3rd Australian Corroboree, Brisbane/Lamington Plateau.


1928

Eprapah purchased. Queensland adopts Group System.


1931

First Scout Group formed, All Saints, Brisbane. Second visit of Baden-Powell to Queensland. First Cub Wood Badge Course staged (Male Scouters only).


1933

Scout Week instituted; Brisbane County formed. First Rover Wood Badge Course held. First females attend Cub Wood Badge Course.


1934

Third visit of Baden-Powell to Queensland. c.1934 Lone Scouts established.


1934-1935


1st Australian Jamboree, Frankston, Victoria.


1936

'Beaver' Masters appointed first full time country training and organising Commissioner, later known as Field Commissioner (1938).


1937

First Scouting magazine The Totem published. Eagle Totem Pole erected at Eprapah by Sandgate Rovers.


1941

Lord Baden-Powell called to Higher Service.


1942

Air Scouts established in Queensland.


1943

Ernest John Shaw, Chief Commissioner.


1945

Sir Leslie Wilson Scout Camping Ground opened, Magnetic Is­land.


1946

Senior Scouts established in Queensland. First Kiwi Woggle Camp staged (Gympie District)


1947

Arthur 'Skipper' Jackson, Chief Commissioner.


1949

Bob-a-Job inaugurated in Queensland.


1951

Queensland stages Senior Scout Venture, Fraser Island (January).


1952

First Gang Show performed in Queensland.


1953

Baden-Powell Park purchased.


1955

New Scout Headquarters purchased, The Valley, Brisbane. Eagle totem pole transferred from Eprapah to Baden-Powell Park. Kulgun Training Ground established at Baden-Powell Park.


1957

Australian Corroboree at Greenbank.


1958

Jamboree on the Air established in Queensland - Australian Boy Scouts Association inaugurated. Lady Baden-Powell named new Scout Headquarters in The Valley, Brisbane – Baden-Powell House.


1959-1960


First National Rover Moot, staged by Queensland at Mt Barney.


1960

Chris Nixon, Chief Commissioner.


1963

St. George's Chapel dedicated, Boy's Field, Baden-Powell Park.


1965

Counties renamed Areas. First Scout Olympics staged in Queens­land.


1967-1968


Queensland stages its first jamboree, 8th Australian Jamboree, Jindalee.


1968

Noel Coar, Chief Commissioner.


1969

Queensland stages its second national Rover Moot, Springbrook/ Lamington.


1970

Scout Shop renamed Outdoor Centre.


1972

New Design award scheme inaugurated. Movement renamed The Scout Association of Australia. New Cub award scheme intro­duced.


1972-1973


3rd Australian Venture, Baden-Powell Park.


1973

Venturers replaced Senior Scouts, with new award scheme. New Scout award scheme introduced. Tom Roberts Chief Commis­sioner.


1974

Extension Scouting established in Queensland.


1975

Rover Crews permitted to accept female members. In September, Venturer Units permitted to accept female members. Brownsea Water Activity Centre opened, Shorncliffe.


1976

First female, Norma Maxwell, elected to Queensland State Execu­tive. First Youth Member, Rover Wayne McKenna admitted to Queensland State Executive. Cubs of the Air established, Mt. Isa.


1977

First female Group Leader, Irma Howell, appointed to Kalinga Scout Group.


1978

Eprapah renamed Charles Snow Environmental Centre. Branch Headquarters establishes its first Air Activity Centre at Archerfield, Queensland.


1979

First female Branch Commissioner, Barbara Cattanach, appointed. Charles Snow Training Centre opened at Baden-Powell Park.


1980

First Agoonoree Camp staged at Baden-Powell Park.


1980-1981


Queensland stages its third National Rover Moot, Baden Powell Park.


1981

Alan Sherlock, Chief Commissioner.


1982-1983

Queensland stages its second jamboree, XIIIth Australian Jambo­ree, Collingwood Park, as part of 75th year celebrations.


1983

First Rover 'Banana Bash'.


1984

Baden-Powell Scout Museum opened at Baden-Powell Park, Samford. First female District Commissioner, Enid Cole (Murrumba District) appointed in Queensland. 'Scout Place', Brisbane named.


1985

Queensland stages the first Asia-Pacific Environmental Conserva­tion Seminar at Eprapah.


1986

Maurice Law, Chief Commissioner; First Rovers from Queensland participation Bangladesh - Australian Child Health program. Cubs renamed Cub Scouts. First female Area Commissioner, Pam Beasley (Moreton Area) appointed in Queensland. Cubs of the Air renamed Air Wave Scouts.


1987

Queensland Scout Centre opened at Auchenflower.


1988

Girls admitted to Scouts and Cub Scouts.


1989

First female Branch Commissioner for Training, Shirley Greer, appointed.


1990

Joey Scouts commenced in Queensland.


1992James Priest, Chief Commissioner;

1998

18th Australian Jamboree, Springfield, (near Ipswich) Queensland


2002

First Queensland Group Chartered


2004

Maurice Law, Chief Commissioner; New Uniform introduced – navy blue shirts with section colours on sleeves and shoulders.


2007

World Scouting celebrates 100 Years of Scouting
2008
The Australian Federal Government declares 2008 The Year of the Scout


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