Scout Creek

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Scout Creek
Scout Creek is located in Sydney
Scout Creek
Map of Greater Metropolitan Sydney, with the location of the mouth of the Scout Creek, as marked
EtymologyDerived from the Baden Powell Scout Training Camp, located adjacent to the creek.[1]
StateNew South Wales
RegionSydney basin (IBRA), Northern Suburbs
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ locationPennant Hills
 ⁃ coordinates33°44′09″S 151°04′35″E / 33.73583°S 151.07639°E / -33.73583; 151.07639
Mouthconfluence with the Lane Cove River
 ⁃ location
between Pennant Hills and South Turramurra
 ⁃ coordinates
33°45′12″S 151°06′2″E / 33.75333°S 151.10056°E / -33.75333; 151.10056Coordinates: 33°45′12″S 151°06′2″E / 33.75333°S 151.10056°E / -33.75333; 151.10056
Length1.8 km (1.1 mi)
Basin features
River systemParramatta River catchment
National parkLane Cove NP

Scout Creek is an urban gully , is located in Hornsby Shire local government area of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is part of the Parramatta River catchment.[1]

Course and features[edit]

Scout Creek rises on the southern side of the intersection of Paling Street and Pennant Hills Road, in the suburb of Pennant Hills; with its headwaters forming the watershed boundary between the Hornsby Plateau and the Cumberland Plain. The creek flows generally south-east by south, through the Baden Powell Scout Training Camp and Pennant Hills Park, before reaching its confluence with the Lane Cove River, between Pennant Hills and South Turramurra, in the Lane Cove National Park. The course of the creek is approximately 1.8 kilometres (1.1 mi).[1]

Scout Creek was formerly known as 'Boy Scout Creek' from when the Boy Scout Camp site was opened in 1927, adjacent to the creek. The name was locally changed to 'Scout Creek' in the 1960s when the term 'Boy' was removed from the title of the Scouts Association.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Scout Creek". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 28 December 2013. Edit this at Wikidata