In 1931, the first Enoggera Scout Hut opened on Samford Road, Gaythorne, shared with the Girl Guides.
Scouting was very popular, and soon the hut was too small. In 1935, one of the group’s leaders, Harry Phillips put his home up as collateral and a bigger building was purchased. A Lutwyche church hall was moved to the current site in Hurdcotte Street in Enoggera Memorial Park (next to Hillbrook College). It was opened by the then Queensland Governor Sir Leslie Ormo Wilson.
Enoggera is one of the oldest groups on the north side of Brisbane, and Viv Tucker, one of the original Cub Scouts of 1934, wrote a book about the group’s history. He is still a member of the Scouting Fellowship.
Scouting links generation to generation, such as Ross Millard, one of our current committee members who cares lovingly for our Den Maintenance. Ross was an Enoggera Queen Scout in 1967, his grandson Lucas Mendes is now an Enoggera Scout Patrol Leader and Lucas’s Dad is an Enoggera Scout Leader. We are a big Scouting family at Enoggera!
We will be forever grateful to Henry Phillips, and all those who have been a part of Enoggera Scouting history. It was them that cared for and passed a fine tradition onto current member, along with and a Den to cherish.
The Scout Den, was Heritage Listed in 2006 with ownership handed over to the Brisbane City Council in 2016 with management remaining with the Scout Group.
Scouting encourages the social, physical, intellectual, character, emotional and spiritual aspects of youth through fun and adventurous indoor and outdoor activities. Scouting guides both boys and girls to set goals, believe in themselves to do their best and gives them opportunities to be of service to others and the community – all with purpose to ‘Be Prepared’ for Life and Adventure.
Get in Touch
To find out more information about the older Scout options, or to talk about becoming an adult volunteer, get in touch with the Enoggera Scouts by visiting them at their Den at 61 Hurdcotte Street, Enoggera. Alternatively, call the Group leader on 3355 1916 or email email@example.com
You can also keep up to date with the Enoggera Scouts on Facebook at www.facebook.com/EnoggeraScoutGroup