Our Hall

1980s Original Hall
1980s: Original Hall


1991: 'Aunty May' opens new Hall
1991: 'Aunty May' opens new Hall


Hall renamed 'The Skip Kitchener Hall'
Hall renamed 'The Skip Kitchener Hall'


2004: Hall flooded
2004: Hall flooded

About Us

A Brief History

Formed 18th November 1963
Formed 18 Nov 1963
1st Collaroy Plateau started off as 1st Collaroy as far back as 1940 when it was first registered as a group. Since that time it has been resurrected several times.

The 1st Collaroy Plateau Scout Group was formed on the 18th November 1963 when a committee was formed with Mr Barry Garland as President. That Group has now been running continuously as 1st Collaroy Plateau Scout Group since 1964.

Our Hall

We have had many homes in that time spending time in a hall on the plateau and with 1st Narrabeen at Kent Street.

Our current hall was re-built in 1980’s as a joint venture between 1st Collaroy Plateau, who had surplus funds but no hall and 2nd Narrabeen which needed funding for repairs and renovations to their hall by Narrabeen Lake. Most of the work was carried out by parents and Group members with fundraising initiatives.

The new hall was officially opened by “Aunty May” in December 1991 and renamed “The Skip Kitchener Hall”.

Sadly 2nd Narrabeen became de-registered in the early 2000’s due to a low membership and the remaining leaders joined Elanora Heights Group.

A memory of the relationship with 2nd Narrabeen is still retained, as our Rover Group (18-26 years) is known today as Platabeen Rovers.

Cubs

The first cub meeting was held in the progress hall on the 15th April 1964 with Wilma Doust as“Akela” and Gwen Doherty as“Baloo” and Cub Instructor Nici Vanden Broek as“Chil”. There were twelve cubs at the start and by the end of the year twenty four cubs in total.

As the numbers of cubs increased during the 1960’s there were two Cub Packs – “Possum Pack” and “Wombat Pack”. The Wombat Pack closed during the late 1980’s and the name “Possum Pack” has been kept by the current Pack.

Scouts

The first Scout Troop meeting was on the 6th May 1964 with Scout Master Reid (Long John) and Warren Orth (Speed). Twelve scouts were invested on the 26th June 1964

Senior Scouts now known as Venturers

Senior Scouts now known as Venturers began in 1965 with the first leader being Trevor Phillips. Bob Richards who is still the current Venturer Leader started in 1972.

The Rover Crew – Platabeen

The Rover Crew started in 1977 with Robert an Elizabeth Walker as Crew Advisors. The Rovers came from three scout groups, 1st Collaroy Plateau, 2nd Narrabeen and 1st Cromer. They named the Rover Crew Platabeen a combination of the groups.

Joeys

A Joey Mob was started in 1994 and due to a lack of leaders was closed in 1996.

Scarf

Maroon scarf with gold edge
Maroon scarf with gold edge
At the second Group Committee meeting held on Thursday 28th January 1964 in the Progress Hall it was decided that the group’s scarf would be a maroon scarf with I/2 inch gold edge.

1st Collaroy Plateau scarf is maroon with a gold edging- the maroon was the district’s colour during the 1960’s and the gold was to represent the sand of both, Narrabeen and Collaroy Beaches and Narrabeen Lake.

Both Collaroy Plateau and Wheeler Heights School have gold in their school colours.

Districts

Since 1964 the 1st Collaroy Plateau group has been a part of the following districts:

  • Originally in the Manly Warringah District
  • Then the Pittwater District
  • Then Manly Warringah
  • Currently it is in the Northern Beaches District

Our Uniform

1960 Uniform
1960 Cub pack - Navy pants and shirts, long blue socks and green peak hat


1980 Uniform
1980


1990 Uniform
1990


2000 Uniform
2000


2010 Uniform
2010

About us

The 1st Collaroy Plateau Scout Group was formed on the 18th November 1963 when a committee was formed with Mr Barry Garland as President. That Group has now been running continuously as 1st Collaroy Plateau Scout Group since 1964.
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