Garraboo District (Ext)

 

Locations

Toowoomba : bounded by Margaret St, West St, Russell St, Holberton St and Bridge St. in Toowoomba City

Badge Description

Scout logo

North point = Northside of the Darling Downs

Friendship rope & reef knot = Design for Tomorrow badge look

History

Garraboo is the aboriginal word for “North” [1].  It was formed in 1966, and was one of the original three districts in the Darling Downs Area.  Its first District Commissioner was Nevile de Hay.  Garraboo district was formed from part of Toowoomba and Cambonara districts in 1966 [1, 2].  The first District Commissioner was Neville de Hay [5].  In 1978, Cambanora District closed, and its groups are absorbed by Garraboo District and Steele Rudd District. [3]   In 1990, Garraboo district closed and with Steele Rudd district and Koala district combined to form Eastern Downs District. [4]

Groups

Garraboo District Groups (1966):  2nd Toowoomba Scout Group, Bunya Park (3rd Toowoomba) Scout Group, Harlaxton (later Harlaxton-Mt Lofty) Scout Group, Holy Name (9th Toowoomba) Scout Group and Rockville Scout Group. [5]

Garraboo District Groups (1971): Bunya Park Scout Group, Harlaxton Park Scout Group, Rockville Park Scout Group, 2nd Toowoomba Park Scout Group, 9th Toowoomba Park Scout Group[6]

Garraboo District Groups (1978):  Bunya Park Scout Group, Mt Lofty Scout Group, Rangeville Scout Group, Delta Scout Group, Parakoola Scout Group, 2nd Toowoomba Scout Group, Toowoomba Grammar School Scout Group, Helidon Scout Group [7]

Garraboo District Groups (1983):  Bunya Park Scout Group, Delta Scout Group, Mt Lofty Scout Group, Parakoola Scout Group, Rangeville Scout Group, 2nd Toowoomba Scout Group, Toowoomba Grammar School Scout Group [8]

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. Haskard, D. (1983). The complete book of Australian Scout badges: Part 2, Queensland and Papua New Guinea.  Chatswood, NSW: Badgophilist Publications. p. 12.
  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. 156
  5. 5 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
  6. The Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1971). Area, group and district directory 1971. Abel & Co.
  7. 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
  8. The Scout Association of Australia, Qld Branch. (1983). Directory: Areas, Regions, Districts, Groups 1983.