The original Jamboree Scout was commissioned by the Mornington County Scouts for their campsite at the 1934/1935 Jamboree at Frankston. It was designed by the sculptor Paul Raphael Montford (1868-1938), cast in bronze and was mounted on a rock cairn as seen in the photo in the background.
After Jamboree it was moved to Gilwell Park, Gembrook, and after suffering from damage from the elements it was restored and today resides in the Environment Centre. Several copies were made originally - one of these is at the Victorian Scout Centre.
This copy was cast in the 1980s by the then Chief Commissioner, Neil Westaway. Now on display at Scout Heritage Victoria, it resides with its original plaster model made by the sculptor and donated to us from his family a few years ago.
Scout Heritage Victoria is proud to have a unique part of Victorian Scouting on display from the estate of the late Neil Westaway AO.
We welcome visitors to view it along with many other items of Scouting history.
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