Cavendish District (Ext)

 

Locations

 Carina  ,  Coorparoo  (Majestic Park)   , Greenslopes  ,  Belmont  , Gumdale  , Holland Park  ,  Camp Hill (Whites Hill) 

Badge Description

Scout logo

White Dove = Coorparoo which is the Aboriginal word for White Dove [1]

Hexagon = the 6 original scout groups in the district in 1961 [1]

VIII = Number of Scout Groups in the District

Maltese Cross = Queensland logo

The badge was designed by Group Scoutmaster C.A. Hoffman [1].

The badge was first issued in August 1961 [1]

History

Cavendish district is named after a prominent road in the area, Cavendish Road, which was named by a group who enjoyed the card game ‘whist’.  They were obviously well-addicted to this card game, and got together and played it, probably as people do today, and their ‘bible’ was a book called “Cavendish on Whist, which I suppose they used to break up arguments, settle disputes, and they named Cavendish Rd after the book “Cavendish on Whist”.  The district was formed in 1961, out of Coorparoo district [1].  Its first District Commissioner was J. Mackay [2].  It was last mentioned in the Brisbane South Area directories in 1987 [3].

Groups

Cavendish District Groups (1961): Buranda Scout Group, 1st Coorparoo Scout Group, 2nd Coorparoo Scout Group, Greenslopes Scout Group, Holland Park Scout Group, Majestic Park Scout Group [2]

Cavendish District Groups (1971): Alma Scout Group, Carina Scout Group, 1st Coorparoo Scout Group, 2nd Coorparoo Scout Group, Greenslopes Scout Group, Gumdale Belmont Scout Group, Holland Park Scout Group, Majestic Park Scout Group, Whites Hill Scout Group [4]

References

  1. Haskard, D. (1983). The complete book of Australian Scout badges: Part 2, Queensland and Papua New Guinea. Chatswood, NSW: Badgophilist Publications, p. 6.
  2. Australian Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1962). Annual Report 1961-1962.
  3. The Scout Assoc of Australia, Queensland Branch (1987). Brisbane South Area Directory.
  4. The Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1971). Area, group and district directory 1971. Abel & Co.