1 August 1907 is regarded as the beginning of the Scout Movement worldwide.
Lord Baden Powell travelled widely, encouraging Scouting in every country he visited.
He came to Australia three times, in 1912, 1931 and to the first Australian Jamboree in 1934-35.
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 Cub and Scout Sections. Venturers, or Senior Scouts, were started up several times, but it was difficult to sustain them as they are at the age when they’re doing their final schooling. However, we have produced 31 Queen’s Scouts to date. Joey Scouts (6-8 years old) were introduced to the Movement in 1990 and we have had our own Joey Mob since 2005.
Girls and boys have been members in all Sections since 1990.
Celebrating 70 years of Dural Scouts, in 2009