Air Scouts Canberra was created in 2003 when the La Trobe Scout Group was renamed to Air Scouts Canberra.
story of Air Scouts Canberra starts with the 2nd Canberra Scout Group
that began meetings on 17 Dec 1925 at Duntroon. The troup scarf was
purple with a half inch gold trim.
Scouting founder - Robert Baden-Powell (BP) opened the Hall at the
National Methodist Hall, cnr National Cct - Blackall St, Riverside
30th March 1931, Riverside/Barton - BP opens 2nd Canberra Scout Hall
1935 - 2nd Canberra registered a cub pack
Meanwhile, 5th Canberra Scout Group had begun meetings on 28 July 1926.
5th Canberra became 1st Yarralumla in 1965.
2nd Canberra joined with 1st Yarralumla to become La Trobe Park Scout Group in 1978 .
BP’s Walking Stick
Donated to 2nd Canberra Scout Group by DacreSmyth. His deed of donation note reads:
carved walking stick was originally presented to thefounderof the Boy
Scout Movement and the World Chief Scout, Lord RobertStephen Smyth
Baden Powell by Scouts from the Solomon Islands where it was made.
January 1935 he gave it to his cousin General Sir Neville Smyth VC who
left it on his death in 1940 to his son.He was then Captain Dacre
Smyth, Royal Australian Navy and the Group Scout Master for 2nd
Canberra Scout Group. Dacre presented it to 2nd Canberra in December
If the 2nd
Canberra Scout Group (1st Deakin Group) ever closes, the stick is to be
transferred to the Canberra area headquarters (now the ACT Branch).“
signed Dacre H. Smyth"