The Q.L.D International Scout Owners Club was formed in 1992. The
two main focuses are a specific interest in Scouts, and enjoying
trips and events with a like minded group. We are a member of the
4WD QLD, and the Australian National Four Wheel Drive
Council Inc. It is not necessary to own a Scout or an International
to be a member. A newsletter is published by the club each month.
Because Scouts have not been built since 1980, one of our main
activities is to source replacement, reconditioned, remanufactured
and second hand parts from with-in Australia, and the U.S.A. Our
members have also built up knowledge of alternative parts which
will be suitable for Scouts. Club members may gain discounts at most
parts, tyre and component businesses.
Where do we go?
Trip Calendar is prepared for each half year. Club
members are asked for input so that we can cater for as wide a range
of events and destinations as possible. Week-end trips to such
places as Kenilworth State Forest, Tin Can Bay-Double Island, The
Border Ranges and private properties which permit bush driving
experience are included. We also have a light-hearted
observation-type rally, and a vehicle/BBQ day each year. Our
activities vary in the nature and type of driving to be encountered.
Some trips have been on sealed roads and highways. When on beach or
forest trips, we offer an easier route for those who may not wish to
tackle a more demanding medium or hard track. Most of our members
have restored a unique vehicle. We are not in the business of
destroying them just to prove a point.
We encourage our members to do at least a Driver
Awareness Programme course either within the club, or with
This course, with trained instructors,
introduces you to the safety aspects of 4 Wheel Driving, what you
can expect your vehicle to be able to do and follows the policy of
the Tread Lightly Programme. The release of a National Recreation
Driving Standards by the Federal Government will make it easy for
Forestry and National Parks officers to greatly restrict access to
tracks, and some beautiful scenery, to those 4 Wheel Drivers who do
not have a Standard Certificate. Members are required to have at
least Third Party Property insurance cover on the vehicle used for
Club activities. Also, through the A.N.F.W.D.C, we have access to a
very thorough comprehensive insurance scheme.
Where and when do we meet?
Our club meetings are held at 11:00
a.m. on the
first Sunday of each 2nd month at designated locations, which are
advised in the newsletter distributed every second month and in the
trip calendar. Although attendance
is not compulsory it is appreciated.