Ōmokoroa Settlers' Hall

Scouts at work – 1984

Re the photo below – believe it or not – our super Handyman, Mike Powers found the photo stuck behind a wall while he was completing work for our Small Hall’s new storeroom (August 2022).

The photo is of a group of Cub Scouts looking to be planting some trees on the side of the OSH carpark bank down towards the railway line prior to the fence being erected (thankfully the fence was erected, otherwise we can only imagine what accidents could have happened!).  

As you know, OSH was used at the Cub Scouts “den” for a number of years. 

There is a small plaque on one of our fence sections acknowledging the Cub Scouts planted the Kowhai tree: “This Kowhai was planted by the Omokoroa Cubs on 23 March 1984 – Maureen Bruning, Akela Cub Leader”.

Do you recognise any of these boys? Please feel free to forward to your Groups as one (or more) of them may know one or all three of these hardworking young men.