Flinders District

 

Badge Description

World Scout logo in a “Q” representing Queensland or Scout Logo

Scenery on the badge is the view from the backdoor of the old Ipswich Scout HQ on Denmark Hill, Conservation Park, Ipswich, looking out to Flinders Peak

Mountain top is that of Flinders Peak [1]

The badge was first issued in February 1961 [1]

History

Flinders district is named after Flinders Peak, which was named after Lieutenant Matthew Flinders RN (1774–1814) navigator, hydrographer and scientist, HM Colonial Sloop Norfolk.  Flinders Peak was originally named High Peak in July 1799 by Lieutenant Matthew Flinders.  The name Flinders Peak was first used by John Oxley, Surveyor General, during his explorations in 1824, as a change from High Peak of Flinders.  The Peak is part of The Teviot Range, also referred to as the Flinders Peak Group, which is a mountain range located on the northern edge of the Scenic Rim Region.  The summit in the Range is Flinders Peak reaching 679 m above sea level.  Flinders district was formed in 1957 when the former Ipswich District became too large [1].  In 1957, Ipswich District was re-organised as Moreton County, which subsequently became Moreton Area in 1965 [2], which initially contained three districts [3].

  • Flinders district
  • Brisbane Valley district
  • Limestone district

Flinders District’s first District Commissioner was D. Neilsen [4].

Groups

Flinders district Groups (1959): 4th Ipswich Scout Group, 6th Ipswich Scout Group, Brassall Scout Group, Amberley Scout Group, Rosewood Scout Group, Boonah Scout Group, Harrisville Scout Group, Leichardt Scout Group [5]

Flinders district Groups (1965): Amberley Scout Group, Boonah Scout Group, Brassall Scout Group, Harrisville Scout Group, North Ipswich Scout Group, Leichardt Scout Group, Rosewood Scout Group Woodend Scout Group. [6]

Flinders district Groups (1971): Amberley Scout Group, Boonah Scout Group, Brassall Scout Group, Bremer Scout Group, North Ipswich Scout Group, Leichardt Scout Group, Rosewood, Scout Group Woodend Scout Group. [7]

Flinders district Groups (1983): Amberley Scout Group, Boonah Scout Group, Brassall Scout Group, Bremer Scout Group, Karalee Scout Group, North Ipswich Scout Group, Leichardt Scout Group, Outridge Scout Group, Rosewood Scout Group Woodend Scout Group [8]

Flinders district Groups (2018): Karalee Scout Group, Karana Scout Group, North Ipswich Scout Group, Rosewood Scout Group [9]

References

  1. Haskard, D. (1983). The complete book of Australian Scout badges: Part 2, Queensland and Papua New Guinea.  Chatswood, NSW: Badgophilist Publications. p. 11.
  2. Fones, R. (1992). In the light of all the years. Toowong, Australia: The Scout Association of Australia-Queensland Branch. p.132.
  3. Fones, R. (1992). In the light of all the years. Toowong, Australia: The Scout Association of Australia-Queensland Branch.. p. 79.
  4. Australian Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1958). Annual Report 1957-1958.
  5. Australian Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1960). Annual Report 1959-1960.
  6. Australian Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1965). Annual Report 1964-1965.
  7. The Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1971). Area, group and district directory 1971. Abel & Co.
  8. The Scout Association of Australia, Qld Branch. (1983). Directory: Areas, Regions, Districts, Groups 1983.
  9. Scouts Australia, Queensland Branch (2018, March 7). Formation listing 2018. Retrieved from https://scoutsqld.com.au/members/formation-listing/