Scouting commenced in 1907 when Lord Robert Baden Powell ran an experimental camp for 20 boys at Brownsea Island in Dorset in the UK for 20. A year later he published the book ‘Scouting for Boys’ and in that same year Scouting commenced in Australia.
Scouting continues as a worldwide movement today providing fun and adventurous activities to youth members everywhere. Pamphlett Sea Scouts has its own long traditions being formed upon the joining of the 1st Tennyson Sea Scouts and the 1st Graceville Sea Scouts, both of whom had been around for quite some time.
Pamphlett Sea Scouts Group History
On 20th April 1975 that the 1st Tennyson Sea Scouts, a group previously formed in 1947, and the Graceville Sea Scouts, a group formed in 1961, came together as the Pamphlett Sea Scout Group.
How we got our name
Pamphlett Sea Scout Group in named after Thomas Pamphlett, along with John Finnegan and Richard Parsons, who were the first Europeans on the site of Brisbane.
It was in 1823 that these three ticket-of-leave men (that is, former convicts), were shipwrecked off Moreton Island while looking for timber. Pamphlett and Finnegan wound up on Bribie Island where surveyor-general John Oxley picked them up later in 1823 while searching for a site for a new colony.
They showed Oxley the Brisbane River. Duly impressed, Oxley returned to Moreton Bay in 1824 with Lt Henry Miller, 14 soldiers and 29 convicts, including Finnegan.