Victoria’s #1 Scout Quartermaster Store
The Scout Q Store is located on the lands of the Boon Wurrung people. We wish to acknowledge them as the traditional owners.
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Scout Q Store – supporting delivery programs for Victorian Youth
Hiking and Camping Gear for hire
The Scout Q Store in the Melbourne suburb of Dandenong South is the largest collection of Scouting equipment under one roof in Victoria, and even perhaps Australia.
This modern, well equipped facility accommodates an amazing array of items which are available to the Scouting Community.
First-class vehicle access for the loading and unloading of equipment further enhances the Q Store. Plenty of off-street parking as well if you are staying a bit longer.
Write your wish-list and Plan Ahead for your Activity
Why purchase items for your next activity when you can hire, at a fraction of the price, from the Scout Q Store? Did you also know that if you have a special request the Q Store may be able to purchase equipment outright? You can hire it and it will be available on an ongoing basis for future events.
So get your pen and paper or excel spreadsheet going for your specialty area wish-list. The sooner you know what we have , the sooner we can help you launch your next exciting event or activity. Contact us for a free quote or conversation.
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Hiking Gear for Hire
We have packs, sleeping mats, hike tents, portable stoves (trangias), and much, much more.
Use the Scout Q Store stuff while you are getting the love of hiking established. You can then grow your equipment once you are in the groove. More…
Camping Gear for Hire
Are you missing the gear that will transform you from roughing it to a comfortable, competent camper?
Use Scout Q Store equipment to bridge the gaps in your Q store. We even have cost-competitive gas bottle refills. More..
Big Events Gear for Hire
As events gets bigger, the gear required grows. Our collection includes marquees, stacks of chairs, pallets of tables, cutlery and catering gear. We also have traffic control gear and people mover carts
Talk to us…we probably have it. More …
Specials-Cheap or Free
From time to time organisations and individuals generously offer items to Scouting via the Q Store.
Some of these items are made available to the Scouting Community for free or at close to cost on-site or online. Previous example..
Do you need a neutral meeting place for small groups. Maybe for training, maybe for brainstorming, maybe for creativity.
The Scout Q Store has such a place – upstairs – on site at the Scout Q Store.
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Large Scale for Big Events
Big Events require a lot of equipment. The Scout Q Store team in Dandenong South regularly coordinates container and semi-trailer transfers and transport.
Delivery of youth programs by the Scouting Community benefits the entire Community. Developing leadership and management skills in a diverse inclusive organisation like Scouting costs money. In order to encourage the outdoor aspects of Scouting, the Scout Q Store hires equipment to big event organisers at very Competitive Rates.
All at the Q Store understand the effort and energy that the parents, leaders and friends of Scouting contribute to youth members and the Victorian community at large. The Q Store exists to support those efforts. If you know what you need for your hike, camp or big event or if you have no idea where to start, the Scout Q Store can probably help. Send an email to get started, or drop in and chat with one of the Friends of Q Store (FOQS)
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Q Store Volunteers
All staff are volunteers. They work tirelessly preparing, sorting, repairing, stacking, folding, and loading the gear that hirers book. Some of the team work full-time jobs elsewhere and some do not. This allows for some daytime, evening and weekend access (or by appointment).
Mainly drawn from the Scouting community, the team has a wealth of practical, well-honed experience. Whether it be a Patrol hike to Wilson’s Prom, a Group Family Day at Silvan Dam, or an Australian Jamboree, members of the Q Store team have first-hand know-how. More often than not, the team can be found quietly in the background of most Victorian activities, as required.
Safety first at the Q Store
The layout and functionality of the facility is invaluable. Having a large floor area, racking and expansive roof height is essential for the large quantities of single items, pallets and especially important for the inspection and airing of the larger canvasses and marquees.
All bulky equipment is moved with forklifts. There are safe margins for all activity and all forklift operators are certified.
Maintaining a safe Q store is a continuous priority.
Celebrity Golf Cart and People Mover for hire at the Scout Q Store Big Events need big solutions for moving people and gear during an Event. The Scout Q Store has purchased a 4-seat Golf Cart for hire to Big Scout Events to accompany the existing 12-seater People...
Camping Gear saved from Landfill The Scout Q Store continues to scout about for camping and hiking gear bargains. This time Big T has been selectively buying from the Camping Gear Clearance that marks the end of trading for two of Victoria's favourite camping...
Fence and gate at the Scout Q Store After many delays over the last 3 years, the Scout Q Store in Dandenong South the has a new front fence and gate. The security fence upgrade was approved after the metal posts rusted through at ground level and the metal pickets...
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Q Store ready for the VicJam 2021 gear The Scout Q Store at Dandenong South has had a lovely quiet, organised, empty feel for the last 8 weeks. Much of equipment stored at the Q Store has been in action at VicJam 2021 held recently in Elmore, Victoria. That is about...
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