Historic scout project at Victoria Point receives National Trust award

A Redland heritage walk project on the site of the original Scout leaders training camp in Queensland has been honoured at the National Trust Awards.

Converge Heritage + Community received a high commendation in the National Trust of Queensland Community Awards 2014, in conjunction with Scouts Queensland and Eprapah Scout Fellowship, for the Eprapah Heritage Walk Project at Victoria Point.

Lord Baden-Powell, World Chief Scout, visited Eprapah in 1931 and left his shoe imprint in cement at the base of the Owl Totem Pole.  The footprint at the site today is a replica as the original was relocated to Samford in the 1950s.

Lord Baden-Powell, World Chief Scout, visited Eprapah in 1931 and left his shoe imprint in cement at the base of the Owl Totem Pole. The footprint at the site today is a replica as the original was relocated to Samford in the 1950s.

The project was undertaken to promote and conserve the historical importance of the Charles S. Snow Environmental Education Centre (also known as Eprapah) on Cleveland-Redland Bay Rd, which was established in 1928 and used for training Scout leaders until 1953, when the facility was relocated to Samford.

Founder of the Scout Movement, Lord Robert Baden-Powell, visited Eprapah in 1931. A number of buildings, including the original caretaker's cottage, are still on site.

The heritage walk project included signage for 21 sites over several hectares of bushland,  a map and souvenir booklet.

Lord Baden-Powell visited Eprapah in 1931 and left his shoe imprint in cement at the base of the Owl Totem Pole. The footprint at the site today is a replica as the original was relocated to Samford in the 1950s.

Lord Baden-Powell visited Eprapah in 1931 and left his shoe imprint in cement at the base of the Owl Totem Pole. The footprint at the site today is a replica as the original was relocated to Samford in the 1950s.