Our History

1952

Scout Troop started by Peter Robbins as Scout Master with Mr Lionel Minett as Ass. Scout Master – 2 Patrols Starling and Falcons October a Wolf Cub Pack meeting in the Old Chapel, Randwick near the School with Mr Clements as Akela. 22nd October Randwick Scout Group Registered with Scout HQ

1958

Group moved HQ to Etheldene Road, Cashes Green into the former undertakers workshop Cliff Smith appointed Group Scout Master

1963

Photo take in the HQ at Etheldene Road with flag presented by Randwick, Australia.

1964/65

Group moved to the Cashes Green recreation hall (Green Hut). Land purchased for present HQ in 1965

1967

Randwick HQ officially opened in its present location by Robin Stayt County Commissioner, organised by Mr Westwood, Mr Barton Haines, Mr Jack and Mrs Pegler assisted by the ladies of the Group Supporters Association.

1986

First Beaver colony opened

1986

Group Trip to Luzern in Switzerland, travelling by train and staying in a Scout Chalet above Kriens on lower slopes of Mt. Pilatus and the HQ in Luzern.

1991

Cubs celebrate 75 years anniversary since Wolf-Cubs was started. 1991 also became an option for Girls to join all sections as long as there was the option for them to progress through the Group with the sections having female leaders (i.e. for a girl to move from Cubs to Scouts there must be a female leader in the Scout section).

1992

The rebuilt Randwick HQ re-opened by the youngest member of the Group, Beaver Scout Ross Bingham and Derek Yardley-Wright District Chairman (previously District Commissioner).

2002

Andrew Leach (Haggis) Group Scout Leader with Founding Leader Pete Robbins at 50th Birthday Celebrations at HQ.