www.monumentaustralia.org.au

First Camberwell Scouts Print Page Print this page

A Memorial commemorates 75 years of service to the youth of Camberwell by the Camberwell Scout Group (Melba's Own).

The First City of Camberwell Scout Group was established in 1909 as Imperial Boy Scouts, on the lines of the Boy Scouts Association which had recently been set up in England. By 1912, the group had grown substantially, and when Scouting founder Sir Robert Baden Powell came to Australia and visited Madame Melba (later to be Dame Nellie Melba), the 1st Camberwell Troop were asked to provide a Guard of Honour for the Chief Scout. At this time, Madame Melba was asked if she would be Patron of the Troop, to which she accepted, thus the group were named "Melba's Own".

Location

Address:Riversdale Road, Riversdale Park , Camberwell , 3124
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.832494
Long: 145.07176
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
View Google Map

Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Actual Event STart Date:1909
Actual Event End Date:1984

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 27th May, 1984
Front Inscription

     THIS MEMORIAL
   Has Been Erected
              In
RIVERSDALE PARK 
              By
The Trustees And Group Committee
Of The First Camberwell Scouts Group
           ( Melba''s Own)
TO MARK 75 YEARS OF SERVICE BY
THE LEADERS OF THIS SCOUT GROUP
TO THE YOUTH OF CAMBERWELL

Unveiled on 27 May 1984

Scout Association of Victoria
Victorian Branch
 

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
Proudly sponsored by UBC Web Design