In December 1939, the Reverend Ronald O’Brien of Arcadia received his warrant to become a Cub Master for 1st Dural Cub Pack in the Parramatta District and thus the Group was started.
Photo from the 1950's. Bundilla Scout Camp, 1958
Cub Pack, 1957 Scout Troop 1957
Member numbers were at their highest in the 1960’s to 1980’s, and for some time we had two Cub Packs and two Scout Troops. There was even a 1st Dural Rover Crew.
1st Dural Scouts at Lansdowne Jamboree, 1961
Over the years the Group met at several locations in the District including Leaders’ garages and makeshift halls until finally moving to our present purpose-built hall in the 1985.
We have always had the Cub and Scout sections available to interested youth members and in 2005; the Dural scout group welcomed our own Joey unit to the family. The Venturers and Rover sections have been started up several times but in the past have had to close due to difficulties in sustaining the sections when youth members are completing their final schooling and beginning to work. Despite this the group is proud to have produced over 30 Queen Scouts (highest badge awarded in the Venturer section) to date. We have also recently welcomed the return of our Rover unit.
Celebrating 70 years of Dural Scouts, in 2009