Scouts launch history book

Rudolf Kiss of Runcorn, Brisbane, with Michael Baden-Clay and Moonga BP Guild member Gary Cross of Widgee.
Rudolf Kiss of Runcorn, Brisbane, with Michael Baden-Clay and Moonga BP Guild member Gary Cross of Widgee. Lynlie Cross

ANOTHER year, another milestone for scouting in the Gympie region.

Last Saturday, the Moonga BP Guild of Gympie was honoured by the presence of Michael Baden-Clay, a grandson of the founder of the scouting movement, Lord Robert Baden-Powell of Gilwell.

His visit lent further credence to the book launch for the History of Gympie Regional Scouting 1908-2009, giving more than 100 years of history of the scout movement in and around the Gympie area since 1908.

Being one of the very first scouting regions in Australia, Gympie Scouts has played an important role in the history pages of this great movement.

Author Brett Green has worked long and hard, co-ordinating archives and records, and interviewing anyone and everyone who had a yarn or two to recall their scouting days.

With the assistance of fellow members of the Baden-Powell Guild, the book has been completed and published.

Available from the Melt Me store in Mary Street for $39.95 it makes an interesting read.

Any profits from book sales will assist with the upkeep and maintenance of the Gympie Hall of Memories Scouting Museum.

For further information contact the Guild secretary, Don Butler, on 5482 5151.

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