The Mont Albert District - a Pictorial History 1830 to 2013

1907 - Scouts and Guides

Indigenous Heritage
Geology and Topography
Vegetation and Fauna
Climate and Hydrology
1840s to 1870s
1850s - Parish of Nunawading
1852 - Whitehorse Inn
1861 - Postal Services
1880s - Electricity Supply
1880s to 1920s
1882 - Phantom Railways to Doncaster
1883 - Residential Heritage Precinct
1884 - Broughton Park subdivsion
1884 - Brickworks
1885 - Surrey Hills district - map
1888 - Football Clubs
1889 - Gas Supply and Gasworks
1889 - Doncaster Electric Tramway and Tower
1890 - Mont Albert Railway Station
1892 - Surrey Hills Golf Club
1892 - Water Supply, Reservoirs and Sewerage
1899 - Telephone Services
1905 - The Surrey Dive
1907 - Scouts and Guides
1912 - Mont Albert Village Shopping Precinct
1914 - Mont Albert Progress Association
1916 - Californian Bungalows
1917 - Schools
1917 - Wattle Park
1924 - Early Shortwave Broadcasting from the Surrey Hills district
1924 - Black's Estate
1925 - Bus Services
1929 - Tramways
1930 - Cricket Clubs in Mont Albert
1930s - Balwyn - Beckett Park Bonfires and Wildlife Sanctuary
1948 - Grange Tennis Courts
1957 - Pioneer Park
1961 - Surrey Hills Communications Tower
1981 - Box Hill Miniature Railway
Koonung Creek Parklands
Heritage Notes
Mont Albert Road - Early History
Mont Albert Rd - the East End
Elgar Rd - north and south of Mont Albert Rd
Mont Albert Rd - View St to Elgar Rd
Bushland Reserves
Service Associations
Sporting Clubs
Box Hill Institute of TAFE
Walking Trails
The Author's Websites
References and Acknowledgements

1959 - Mont Albert scouts

The Aim of Scouting is to encourage the physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual development of young people so that they take a constructive place in society as a member of their local, national and international community.
Scouting organizations are comprised of groups, based on age, generally
Joeys 6-8 yrs
Cub Scouts 7.5-11 yrs
Scouts 11-15 yrs
Venturers 14.5-18 yrs
Rovers 17.5-25 yrs
There is a strong presence of Scouts and Guides acoss Mont Albert and Mont Albert North:
6th Box Hill Scouts - scout hall in Box Hill Crescent (Mont Albert North)  founded1965 - servicing the Greek community
10th/13th Box Hill Scouts - scout hall in Boondarra rd (Mont Albert North)
1st Mont Albert Scouts - scout hall at Surrey Park, facilities shared with 9th Box Hill Scouts
Mont Albert North Guides - hall known as "Cooinda" in Rostrevor Parade, Mont Albert North
There is very little documentation publicly available about the early history of Scouts and Guides in the study area.
1907 Several Scouting groups existed in Victoria
1909 Imperial Boy Scouts existed - became the Australian Imperial Boy Scouts in 1912 - disbanded during the 1939-1945 War
1909 Surrey Hills Scout Patrol formed. Uniforms were long-sleeved shirts with a single pocket, navy blue shorts down to below the knee, Scout hats, and a thick wooden stave. Seaside and country camps were popular, with field days at Fennies Paddock (now Wattle Park), and The Alps, just north of Riversdale Rd where the creek had eroded high clay cliffs. The Troop lapsed in 1914 and it was revived in 1918.
1909  Box Hill Scout Patrol existed,
1917 1st Box Hill Scouts had a hall in Whitehorse Rd
1918 Box Hill Boy Scouts Troop existed,  and attended a camp in the Selby/Belgrave area
1922 The Surrey Hills Girl Guides was founded, at the Holy Trinity Hall. It is now at the Presbyterian Church, where the Second Company started in 1929. Day hikes to Pope's Creek, Laburnum, Blackburn Lake and the scrub behind Winmalee Rd were popular
1923 Victorian Boy Scouts Section formed

2013 - Mont Albert Joey Scouts

2013 - Mont Albert scouts

2013 - Scout Hall in Boondara Rd, Mont Albert North

2013 - Girl Guides Hall "Cooinda" - Rostrevor Parade, Box Hill North

2013 - Scout Hall in Box Hill Crescent

1909 - Scouts in Surrey Hills

2013 - 1st Mont Albert scout hall - Surrey Park

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