In the late 1960 I took over as Group Leader of the Sea Scouts and during this time new headquarters (1968) were official opened by Stan Fisher a retired Sea Scout leader, his Sister Kath Fisher still ran the Cub section. The new building was erected on the waterfront just west of the Railway Station.
Stan Fisher arrived in the creek on his sailing cruiser and was met by the groups whaler, rowed by Patrol Leader’s. On landing he opened the ceremony by undoing a reef knot tied across the compound gates. Many local commissioners from the Scouting world attended, and the afternoon ended by a demonstration of boat and canoe handling by the scouts. The Parents committee laid on refreshment.
Unfortunately vandals burnt this down in later years. It was rebuilt (This HQ was opened by Sir Bernard Brain after I retired from Scouting) but again vandals destroyed it together with most of the craft and canoes that had been donated to the group over the years. The group decided enough was enough and moved away from the waterside site.