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The plaque commemorates Charles S. Snow who founded the Scout movement in Queensland in 1908.

While serving as organist and choirmaster at St Mary's Church of England, Kangaroo Point, he formed a scout patrol from the lads of the choir and boys' club in 1908. In the following year he helped to establish a controlling body, the Queensland Section of the Australian League of Boy Scouts, and was elected chief scoutmaster. During a visit to Queensland in 1912, Sir Robert (Lord) Baden-Powell presented him with the medal of merit. In 1917 Snow was awarded scouting's highest honour, the Silver Wolf. Scouts competed in campfire and campcraft activities for two trophies named after him, the Snow Cup (1913) and Snow Casket (1918).


Address:Sir Samuel Griffith Drive, Mount Coot-tha Lookout, Mount Coot-tha, 4066
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.484978
Long: 152.958988
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Approx. Event Start Date:1908
Link: http://adb.anu.edu.au/


Front Inscription

Scouts Australia, Queensland Branch
and the City of Brisbane honours the memory
of Charles S. Snow, who founded Scouting in
Queensland in 1908.

Source: MA, ADB
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