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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".
|Address:||Riversdale Road, Riversdale Park , Camberwell , 3124|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.832494|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||1909|
|Actual Event End Date:||1984|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 27th May, 1984|
Has Been Erected
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