1st Hurstville Scout Group celebrates 110 years with special exhibition

John, Helen, Liz and James Dwyer have been members of the 1st Hurstville Scout Group for more than 20 years. Picture: Supplied.
John, Helen, Liz and James Dwyer have been members of the 1st Hurstville Scout Group for more than 20 years. Picture: Supplied.

The Hurstville Museum and Gallery will launch a special exhibition this week to celebrate 110 years of the 1st Hurstville Scout Group.

The exhibition, titled The Adventure Begins, will feature memorabilia including scouting badges, photos and heritage items to explore the group’s history.

Founded in 1908 – the same year the scouting movement was established in Australia – the 1st Hurstville Scout Group is one of the oldest groups in the country.

More than 100 members are part of the group today.

The Dwyer family – which includes husband and wife Helen and John, son James and daughter-in-law Liz – has contributed more than 65 years of voluntary services to scouts during their involvement with the Hurstville crew over the last 20 years.

Helen Dwyer is the group’s Leader in Charge; John is Rover Crew advisor, and James is Scout Leader. James, 29 – who has been involved with the group since age six – even met wife Liz through Scouts.

The exhibition will be located at the Hurstville Museum and Gallery’s Dragon’s Lair Gallery from September 29 to October 21.

The official opening will be held on Sunday, October 7, at 2.30pm.