Karunda District (Ext)

 

Locations

Annerley, Buranda, West End, Dutton Park, Yeronga (Comprised much of which was the old Brisbane South district) [1]

Maps

 Annerley, Buranda, West End, Dutton Park, Yeronga (Comprised much of which was the old Brisbane South district) [1]

Badge Description

Scout logo = Law & Promise

Star = Serving a higher power

Green background = Scouting colour

The badge was first issued in November 1962 [2]

History

Karunda is, most probably, a Tasmanian aboriginal word for “star” and it also represents the coming of the white man to the land where the stars shone brightly through the clear night sky [1, 2].  The badge was designed by Venturer Leader Graydon. 

Karunda District was formed in 1960/61 (i.e., mentioned in the Branch Annual Report 1962/63, but not mentioned on Branch Annual Report 1958/59) and the first District Commissioner was V. L. Graydon [3, 4].  In 1970, Karunda district closed and Groups transferred to Griffith District and Tarcoola District [5].

Groups

Karunda District Groups (1963): Annerley Scout Group, Buranda Scout Group, West End Scout Group, Dutton Park Scout Group, Yeronga Scout Group, Hellenic Scout Group. [4]

Karunda District Groups (1970): Annerley Scout Group, Buranda Scout Group, Liahona Scout Group, West End Scout Group, Dutton Park Scout Group, Yeronga Scout Group, Hellenic Scout Group, Judean Scout Group. [3]

References

  1. Karunda = Star. (30/10/2018) Retrieved from: http://www.grandpapencil.net/austral/abword/abk.htm
  2. Haskard, D. (1983). The complete book of Australian Scout badges: Part 2, Queensland and Papua New Guinea. Chatswood, NSW: Badgophilist Publications.  p.13
  3. Australian Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1959). Annual Report 1958-1959.
  4. Australian Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1963). Annual Report 1962-1963.
  5. Scouting in Queensland (1970). “Karunda District”. Vol 9 (4), May, p. 20.