Timeline of 1st Hawthorn Scout Group:

1926 – Scouts founded at Scotch by Rev. Alexander Rowan Macneil as 1st Hawthorn Scout Group

1928 – Harold Edward ‘Pompey’ Elliott donates five acres of Healesville land to create Elliott Lodge

1930 – Opening of Elliott Lodge, Healesville on 8 March by Major General Harold Edward Elliott, the eponym of the Lodge

1939 – Destruction of Elliott Lodge in the Black Friday fires on 13th January

1940 – Opening of new Elliott Lodge on 11 May, in addition to the unveiling of a plaque in memory of Neil Campbell Elliott (contrary to popular misconception, Elliott Lodge remained named after his father)

1957 – Rowan Macneil Scout Hall dedicated by the Very Rev. Frank Rolland and opened by Lady Baden-Powell on 1st December

2009 – Destruction of buildings (Uncle Willy’s Hut, Rovers’ Hut, Venturers Shack, Bowling Green Garage and Firewood Shelter) at Elliott Lodge in the Black Saturday fires of 7th February

2015 – Demolition of Rowan Macneil Memorial Scout Hall on 11th February, temporary relocation to 464 Glenferrie Road

Timeline compiled by Scotch College Archives and provided to Old Scotch Collegians’ Rover Crew by archivist Paul Mishura, a past member of the crew.

1975 Scouting at Scotch