City of Cairns District (Ext)
Sun burst : Tropics
Ignots : Gold Ignots from the Tablelands
Shovel & Pick Axe: Gold mining history in the Tablelands
Sugar cane : local sugar cane agriculture industry. Sugarcane mill is at Gordonvale
Stylised Bales: commerce and industry
The badge was first issued in 1961 
The first troop to be established in Cairns was in 1910 . On 28/8/1939, Cairns and district local association received its charter, and the first District Commissioner was Mr Loney of Cairns High School . This district probably evolved into Cairns district (or City of Cairns district as written on the badge) which existed in 1957 , and evolved into Central Cairns district in 1965 . In 1957, the Cairns District Commissioner C. J. Cummings , and in 1966, the Central Cairns District Commissioner K. J. Madden . In 1973 Central Cairns district merged with Irukandji district to form Barron River district [5, 6]
Cairns district “City of Cairns” Groups (1962): 2nd Cairns Scout Group, 3rd Cairns Scout Group, 4th Cairns Scout Group, 5th Cairns Scout Group, 8th Cairns Scout Group 
Cairns district “City of Cairns” Groups (1964): 2nd Cairns Scout Group, 3rd Cairns Scout Group, 4th Cairns Scout Group, 5th Cairns Scout Group, 8th Cairns Scout Group 
- Fones, R. (1992). In the light of all the years. Toowong, Australia: The Scout Association of Australia-Queensland Branch. p. 3
- The Totem (1938). “Appointments”. Vol 2 (13), December p. 15.
- Australian Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1958). Annual Report 1957-1958
- Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1966). Annual Report 1965-1966
- Haskard, D. (1983). The complete book of Australian Scout badges: Part 2, Queensland and Papua New Guinea. Chatswood, NSW: Badgophilist Publications. p. 5.
- Scouting in Queensland (1973). Warrant Changes/New Appointments/Groups Closed. Vol 12 (6), July, p. 29.
- Australian Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1963). Annual Report 1962-1963
- Australian Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1964). Annual Report 1963-1964