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Woodhouse, So much happening.

21 Dec 2017

Check out the new website, new activities, holiday program, upgrades to the basecamps and Old Woodhouse Manor

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Check out our new Television Commercial

20 Dec 2017

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Joey Scout Hoporee photo comp winners announced

06 Dec 2017

Thank you to all that entered the Hoporee Facebook photo comp!!! It was so hard to pick a winner that we decided to pick two winners!

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Nominations now open for 2018 Adult Recognition Awards

06 Dec 2017

Awards nominations for recognition of Good Service to Scouts Australia are now open and close 16 Feb

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Uniform Shop Summer Trading Hours

06 Dec 2017

Commencing 8th December until 9th February the upstairs uniform shop will be closed on Friday nights, weekends and public holidays.

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Founder's Last Message

Lord Robert Baden-Powell of Gilwell, Founder of Scouting and World Chief Scout died in Kenya on January 8, 1941 at the age of 83. Soldiers and Scouts, black and white escorted the coffin to a simple grave at Nyeri, within sight of Mount Kenya.

This message to all Scouts was found among his papers after he died.


Dear Scouts,
If you have even seen the play Peter Pan you will remember how the pirate chief was always making his dying speech because he was afraid that possibly when the time came for him to die he might not have time to get it off his chest. It is much the same with me, and so, although I am not at this moment dying, I shall be doing so one of these days and I want to send you a parting word of goodbye.

Remember, it is the last you will ever hear from me, so think it over.

I have had a most happy life and I want each one of you to have as happy a life too.

I believe that God put us in this jolly world to be happy and enjoy life. Happiness doesn’t come from being rich, nor merely from being successful in your career, nor by self-indulgence. One step towards happiness is to make yourself healthy and strong while you are a boy, so that you can be useful and so can enjoy life when you are a man.

Nature study will show you how full of beautiful and wonderful things God has made the world for you to enjoy. Be contented with what you have got and make the best of it. Look on the bright side of things instead of the gloomy one.

But the real way to get happiness is by giving out happiness to other people. Try and leave this world a little better than you found it and when your turn comes to die, you can die happy in feeling that at any rate you have not wasted your time but have done your best. ‘Be Prepared’ in this way, to live happy and to die happy – stick to your Scout promise always – even after you have ceased to be a boy – and God help you to do it.

Your Friend,

Baden-Powell