At the time Pamphlett and Tennyson Scout Groups merged the camp area at 55 Vivian Street Tennyson had been overgrown for many years. It was through the combined efforts of the newly created Pamphlett Tennyson Sea Scout Group family plus ex-Tennyson Scouts, the Tennyson Old Boys, that the camp area was cleared again in a gargantuan effort that saw the felling and chipping of over 30 trees (mostly declared weed trees such as the Chinese Elm trees with circumferences of up to 3m).
We have subsequently made considerable landscaping alterations to the grounds to make it more accessible and useable. The banks have been allowed to stand for several years to finalise the control of much unwanted weed tree regrowth.
In 2022 a Scout Leader, Sally Dodds, instigated the redevelopment of the banks with native plants, including many native food plants.
We hope to keep following the development of the plants and native food tour on this page.