Geoffs Life After Work !

Life is just beginning

Samford Queensland & The Suncoasters

We have traveled 300+KMs from home to join up with the Suncoasters monthly meet up and have settled in a lovely Scout camp area.The grounds are specifically for young people to learn camping skills that have been handed down since Baden Powell started the movement. Motor home travelers such as our group also have access to this lovely well kept area.Our first  Happy Hour began around 4pm and with a food break went on for a few hours!! Next day was spent chatting with various members and a visit to the Scout Movement Museum (even had an original footprint set in concrete left by non other than Baden Powell himself on a visit here in 1935 !!   The Scout Association of Queensland operates Baden Powell Park. An easy walk from the Village, Baden Powell Park consists of 56 hectares of natural bush land bordering the Brisbane Forest Park. Within the grounds are modern, fully equipped conference facilities for up to 150 people, a commercial kitchen, accommodation blocks, camping ground, swimming pool, dam, abseiling tower as well as walking trails of various grades. Baden Powell Park is the venue for a number of activities open to the public such as laser skirmish and abseiling.The Baden-Powell Heritage Centre & Museum is also open to scouting groups and to the general public on weekends.  Samford was occupied by the indigenous people who named it Kupidabin, an Aboriginal word from the Waka language, meaning ‘place of possums’. Samford was an important location for “kippa-ring” or initiation ceremony. Tribes from Ipswich, Cressbrook, Mount Brisbane and Brisbane would travel here to have their “kippas” (young men) initiated. Annie ventured into the Village and took some pics.At one of the Happy Hour sessions we met a couple of young girls who are “testing” the Motor home scene afore they go off and do the full around Oz thing

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March 16, 2014 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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Geoffs Life After Work !

Life is just beginning

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