Who We Are?

The Shed Happens "Shed Night" is an opportunity for men to get together on the 3rd Wednesday of the month between February and October with a Community Shed nominally on the 3rd Friday of November.  Shed Happens still occurs on State of Origin nights. 


In 2012 Alan Sherlock, OAM (1938 - 2016), saw a need for men in the Ashgrove / The Gap area to meet and share life stories and talk about 'men's issues'.  Alan was a former Queensland MLA representing the Ashgrove / The Gap area and also a Scout Commissioner.  His main work life profession was a pharmacist in the Ashgrove / The Gap area.

Since Shed Night began in April 2013, 160 men have attended at least once.  The lowest attendance number was 32 due to the State of Origin  in 2013 and the largest number was 105 in February 2014.  The average attendance is around 25 to 35 men.

What We Offer You

Shed Night offers men of any age and from all walks of life from The Gap, Ashgrove and nearby suburbs, the opportunity to come together once a month, have fun, have a yarn with fellow men and listen to interesting life stories from two other men.  It is "Blokes encouraging other blokes as they travel the journey of life together".  


Shed Night is a "judgement free zone" where men can come together and share their stories.  Dress code either  "straight from work "or casual.....interview technique allows a bloke with little speaking experience to share his story.


The evening normally begins at 5:30pm and finishes around 8.00 to 8.30pm.  For a donation of $10, you will be greeted by a committee member and provided with a lucky door prize ticket and over a delicious barbeque you can mingle and have a great yarn with other men.  A soft drink or bottled water is included. 


At approximately 6.00pm, everyone adjourns to the main seating area of the The Gap Scout Den.   Through an informal interview styled discussion by a committee member, two men tell their particular life story.  Following each interview, participants are given the opportunity to ask questions from the floor. 


During 'intermission', tea,  coffee and and biscuits is served, and continue to chat until close at around 8:30pm - 8:45pm.


Shed Happens for Men complies with the COVID-19 Plan mandated by Queensland Scouts.  Scout members do all the food preparation and serving as well as dispensing tea, coffee and Tim-Tams at 'Intermission'.


Where Are We?

The Gap Scout Group

The Gap Scout Den

Paten Park

Off Paten Road

The Gap, Queensland                     Click above image for Map Directions

Where to Park?

There is plenty of off street parking up near the Scout Den.  Follow the bitumen track off Paten Road up to the Scout Den.

Dietry Needs:

If you have special dietry requirements, like having a 'vegan diet', then please let us know and we will strive to cater for your requirements.


If you bring along a guest visitor then the first function is 'free' for the guest.

Make A Suggestion

If you think is there is a specific topic you would like someone to talk about, or, if you know someone who has an interesting life story to tell then nominate the topic, or the person, to either Craig, Lionel or Brian (contact details are on the 'Contact Us' page).

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