The history of our group can be traced back to the 1940's.
The colours on the scarf are commonly said to represent green for the trees, brown for the bark and red for the fire. But, back when the scarf's design originated, the colours were just '1st Waitara colours', to differentiate each troop from the other. The green was used because that was the Benowie District's colours.
Our group was one of the first groups in the area to accept girl scouts. At the peak of the group, 36 Cub Scouts were enrolled.
In 1989, arson fires burnt down the halls. Back then, scouts and their families would collect bottles, cans and paper to fundraise for the group. These were stacked outside the hall, against the timber wall. These were set alight and fire burnt down the hall. A leader at that time project managed the re-build and the hall as we know it was built.
About Our Group
To keep the cost of Scouting down, our group participates in various fundraising events through the year. Some of these include catering the Canoe Classic, catering various Rogaines and orienteering events, Bunnings BBQ's among other events through the year.
Our group have a hardworking maintenance team who are ably assisted by leaders, parents and Scout members themselves. They have recently managed the laying of gravel on the turning circle at the hall. Working bees often take place to help with the upkeep of the hall.
Photos from the 1989 fires:
Joeys are aged from 6 - 8 and meet on Monday afternoons from 5:30 - 6:30.
Cub Scouts are aged 7.5 - 11 and meet on Monday evenings from 6:45 - 8:30.
Scouts are aged 10.5 - 15 and meet on Wednesday nights from 7:00 - 9:00.
Venturers are aged 14.5 - 18 and meet on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 - 9:30.