Cambanora District (Ext)

 

Locations

 South East Corner of Toowoomba, bounded by West St and Margaret St

Maps

 South East Corner of Toowoomba, bounded by West St and Margaret St., Cumorah, Rangeville, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Parakoola, Toowoomba

Badge Description

Scout logo

Camping scenith mountains, tent and campfire

Boomerangs = 2 boomerangs upturned in the shave of a “W” symbolising West

History

Cambanora district is named after Cambanora Gap, which means “Peaceful Camping Ground” [1].  The district was formed in 1966 as one of the three original districts in the Darling Downs Area [1].  The original proposal was for the district to be named Wurtulla (South) district, however, by 1966 the name had been changed to Cambanora district [2].  Its first District Commissioner was Rupert Winwood-Smith [1].  It’s location was the South East Corner of Toowoomba, bounded by West St and Margaret St.  In 1978, Cambanora District closed, and its groups were absorbed by Garraboo District and Steele Rudd District. [3]

Groups

Cambanora District Groups (1966):  Parakoola (1st Toowoomba) Scout Group, Delta (4th Toowoomba) Scout Group, St Paul’s Lutheran (5th Toowoomba Scout Group), St Patrick’s Cathedral (8th Toowoomba) Scout Group and Rangeville Scout Group. [1]

Cambanora District Groups (1970):  Parakoola (1st Toowoomba) Scout Group, Delta (4th Toowoomba) Scout Group, St Paul’s Lutheran (5th Toowoomba Scout Group), St Patrick’s Cathedral (8th Toowoomba) Scout Group, Rangeville Scout Group and Toowoomba Grammar School Scout Group. [4]

Cambanora District Groups (1971) : Cumorah Scout Group, Delta Scout Group, Parakoola Scout Group, Rangeville Scout Group, 5th Toowoomba Scout Group, Toowoomba Grammar School Scout Group, St. Patrick’s Cathedral Scout Group [5]

References

  1. Madden, J. (2012). Scouting yarn of the Darling Downs: A history. Clifford Gardens, Queensland: The Scout Association of Australia, Queensland Branch Inc., Darling Downs Region. p. 110
  2. Scouting in Queensland (1967). “Darling Downs Area”. Vol 6 (1), February, p. 57.
  3. Madden, J. (2012). Scouting yarn of the Darling Downs: A history. Clifford Gardens, Queensland: The Scout Association of Australia, Queensland Branch Inc., Darling Downs Region. p. 128
  4. Madden, J. (2012). Scouting yarn of the Darling Downs: A history. Clifford Gardens, Queensland: The Scout Association of Australia, Queensland Branch Inc., Darling Downs Region. p. 110
  5. The Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1971). Area, group and district directory 1971. Abel & Co.