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14-November-2014
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Scout Place commemorates 75 years of scouting in Queensland.

The inauguration or the Boy Scout League in Queensland really dates from a few months ago, when Messrs. C. S. Snow and C. C. Tarran, who were interested in the movement, were brought together by a mutual friend, Mr. A. Ford, who is connected with the movement in Sydney, and who presented the first six outfits worn in Brisbane. These were presented to the boys of the St. Mary's (Kangaroo Point) Patrols, who had been in training some six months previously. These gentlemen interested the Hon. E. J. Stevens, M.L.C., in the scheme, and he readily promised his support to this patriotic object and generously allowed the "Courier," which had already done much to foster the movement by publishing illustrations of scouts, to become the official organ of the league. A Council of Control to govern the Queensland section was appointed, and consists of Mr. John Forrest (president), Hon. E. J. Stevens, M.L.C, and Messrs. S. Davies and C. S. Snow (vice-presidents), and Messrs. C. C. Jarran, J. Beale, and Rev. Maitland Woods (a Board of Advice, which may be added to). Mr. C. S. Snow acts as hon. secretary and treasurer. 
The Brisbane Courier (Qld), 16 October 1909.

Location

Address:River Terrace, Scout Place, Kangaroo Point, 4169
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.480954
Long: 153.033125
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Approx. Event Start Date:1909
Approx. Event End Date:1984

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 22nd February, 1984
Front Inscription

       SCOUT PLACE

This Plaque Was Unveiled
                By
The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor Of Brisbane
ALDERMAN W. C. R. (Roy) HARVEY
     To Commemorate 
75 YEARS OF SCOUTING IN QUEENSLAND
              On
Founders Day, 22nd February, 1984.

Source: MA
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