Griffith District (Ext)

 

Locations

 Moorooka (Clifton Hill)  , Stephens  , Tarragindi  (Wellers Hill)  ,  Buranda, West End

Badge Description

Sir Samuel Griffith was an outstanding Legislator, thus the emblem represents the balance of law and scouting [5]

Scales of Justice = Scout Law, to do the right thing

Book = law book [1]

Scout logo= Indicative of the Scout Promise

The badge was first issued in February 1961 [1]

History

Griffith district is named after the electorate of Griffith in Brisbane, which is named after Sir Samuel Griffith, former Governor of Queensland (1883) and a principal author of the Constitution of Australia [1].  The division of Griffith was created in 1934, replacing the seat of Oxley which had been established in 1900.  In terms of scouting,  Griffith district was established in 1953, and its first District Commissioner was K.L. Frankel, appointed on 22/5/1953 [2, 3].  Griffith district closed and was last mentioned in the Brisbane South Area Directory in 1988, and the last District Commissioner was Norm Williams [4].

Groups

Griffith District Groups (1953): Rocklea Scout Group, Stephens Scout Group, Tennyson Sea Scout Group, Yeronga Scout Group [2]

Griffith District Groups (1960): Clifton Hill Scout Group, Coopers Plains Scout Group, Rocklea Scout Group, Stephens Scout Group, Tarragindi Scout Group, Tennyson Scout Group, Yeronga Scout Group, Salisbury Scout Group. [6]

Griffith District Groups (1968): Clifton Hill Scout Group, Rocklea Scout Group, Stephens Scout Group, Tarragindi Scout Group, Wellers Hill Scout Group, Salisbury Scout Group, Tennyson Scout Group. [7]

Griffith District Groups (1971): Annerley Scout Group, Buranda Scout Group, Clifton Hill Scout Group, Liahona Scout Group, Rocklea Scout Group, Stephens Scout Group, Tarragindi Scout Group, Wellers Hill Scout Group, West End Scout Group. [8]

Griffith District Groups (1983): Buranda Scout Group, Clifton Hill Scout Group, Liahona Scout Group, Stephens Scout Group, Tarragindi Scout Group, Wellers Hill Scout Group, West End 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. The Totem (1953). “New District in the News”. Vol. 15 (177), November, p. 12.
  3. The Totem (1953). “Appointments”. Vol. 15 (172), November, p. 19.
  4. The Scout Assoc of Australia, Queensland Branch (1987). Brisbane South Area Directory
  5. Queensland Scouter (1964). “Queensland District Emblems”. Vol. 3 (10) October, p. 7.
  6. Australian Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1960). Annual Report 1959-1960.
  7. Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1968). Annual Report 1967-1968.
  8. The Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1971). Area, group and district directory 1971. Abel & Co.
  9. The Scout Association of Australia, Qld Branch. (1983). Directory: Areas, Regions, Districts, Groups 1983.