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The plaque commemorates the first State Boy Scout Camp held at Milang from 25 December 1909 to 3rd January 1910.

The boy scouts camp, which was started on December 24 and continued through the holidays, was brought to a close on Monday, when the boys struck their tents, and returned home by the afternoon train, delighted with their experiences. On Saturday evening they gave a concert in the Milang Institute, before a crowded audience, and a large profit was realised. A long and varied programme was given. Thanks are due to District Scoutmaster Kalman for his untiring efforts to make the camp a success, while Mr. O. Shaughnessy, the secretary of the local camp committee, is also worthy of mention. Others who worked hard to make the camp successful and pleasant are Scoutmasters Moore and Leschen, District Scoutmaster Hynch, Scouts L. Juer, I. Gray, and T. Atkinson and last and certainly not least, the commissioner, Major A. E. Shepherd. The local committee (referred to in our last issue) did a great deal to make the stay of their numerous visitors pleasant and enjoy able. 
Southern Argus (Port Elliot, SA ), 6 January 1910. 

Location

Address:Lake Road & Jupiter Street, Milang, 5256
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.404056
Long: 138.977917
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Actual Event Start Date:25-December-1909
Actual Event End Date:03-January-2010

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 3rd January, 1985
Front Inscription

This plaque commemorates the first State Boy Scout Camp held near this spot from 25th Dec. 1909 to 3rd Jan. 1910

Troops represented at this Camp included :

2nd Adelaide     5th Adelaide          1st Blackwood
1st Brompton    1st Kensington      1st Malvern
1st Nailsworth   2nd Nth Adelaide   1st Norwood
2nd Norwood    1st Prospect           1st Richmond
1st Torrens        1st Unley                1st Yorketown

Unveiled by H. Roy Part who attended the Camp as Patrol Leader, Curlew Patrol 1st Norwood Troop, later Chief Commissioner for South Australia.

3rd January, 1985.

 

 

Source: MA
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