2008 - The Year of the Scout
2008 was officially declared the Year of the Scout, and this year also marks 100 years of scouting in Queensland. The John Oxley Library holds numerous items documenting the history of Queensland scouting. Searching Picture Queensland using the term ‘scouts’ will retrieve images of scout buildings, gatherings and people, including this image of His Royal Highness Edward, Prince of Wales, inspecting a group of Boy Scouts at Warwick in 1920.
Other items held in the collections include published works such as A golden jubilee history of the Maroochydore Scout Group, covering 1937 to 1987, and the substantial In the light of all the years : (a history of scouting in Queensland) by Ralf Fones.
Newspaper clippings about Scouts and Scouting are also available through our reading room, as well as souvenir programs for the Brisbane Gang Show, many of which feature names and images of cast members.