Mittagong Scout Club is turning 100.
To celebrate the momentous occasion, the community has been invited to a celebration dinner.
All past and present youth, leaders, committee members and the public have been invited to reflect on the rich history of the 1st Mittagong Scouts.
The first mention of Mittagong boy scouts was in December 1917 in a Highlands newspaper, however, they were then part of Berrima District.
In 1932 they became part of South Coast and Tablelands Area, and finally part of Hume in the 1980s.
There will be a lot of memorabilia on display at the dinner, including a list of all known youth, leaders and committee since 1917.
One of the club’s original flags and flat topper given in memory of Scout Jack Dobson, who drowned in 1926, has also been recovered.
A rucksack taken to the 1939 Rover Scout Moot in Scotland by Rover Scout Ron Mosher will be on display as will a drum used in 1932/33 by 1st Mittagong Boy Scout Troop.
The event guest of honour will be Andrew Lock.
Mr Lock is Australia’s most accomplished high-altitude mountaineer, having climbed all fourteen of the worlds 8000m ‘death zone’ mountains.
He has also led expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic and every continent on earth. Andrew is also an ambassador for scouting, having been a Cub, Scout, Venturer and Rover in his youth.
The event will take place at the Mittagong Public School Hall on Saturday, November 18 at 6pm.
The cost will be$32 per adult and $17 for children 2-11 years of age. Children under 2 will be free.
Alcohol is not permitted at the event.
There will be a raffle drawn on the night and a silent auction.
Top book, contact Jenni Woolard on 0428147077 or visit www.eventbrite.com.au and search: 1 st Mittagong Scouts 100-year celebration dinner.