Glengarry History

The Boys' Brigade was granted a lease in 1974 on a 7 hectare site on the shores of Atkinson Dam in the heart of the Lockyer valley. The purpose of gaining the lease was the establishment of a camping venue for the use of Boys' Brigade companies and the site was named Glengarry.

A small storage building and ablutions block was constructed in 1974 and an accomodation building was moved to the site in the mid 1980's

The latest phase of construction commenced in 1994 initially with the Sports Hall and has continued since that time, largely financed by many donations of materials and funds with the addition of some Government grants. A caretakers residence was moved to the Centre and the construction of the main Sports Hall and ammenities annexe, the hub of the complex was completed in 1998.

Since then the construction of 10 ensuited cabins was commenced, the covered boat shed was completed, the outdoor cookbase,as well as the provision of buildings for the historical and memorabilia centre have been built. The completion and dedication of the cabins and historical centre tok place in 2016.

In 2019 with the provision of a grant from the Queensland Government we were able to build two new Multi Purpose Ball Courts which cater for Basketball, Netball, Volleyball, Tennis, Badminton and Futsal

On 24 August 2019 we celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the "Turning of the Sod" which saw commencement of the construction of Glengarry as it now is. A book of the story of the construction was also launched on this day. Hard and Soft copies are available through the BB Qld office.