Logan District (Ext)

 

Badge Description

Scout logo

Mountains: Mount Warning on the Tweed Range, New South Wales.  Captain Logan led an expedition up a summit, thinking he had climbed Mount Warning, and instead found out that he had climbed Mount Barney, and saw the true Mount Warning amongst the Tweed Range in the distance further south.

Gold circle, black badkground

The badge was first issued in February 1963 [1]

Previous Badge Variations

The following are variations of the badge:

Type : ribbon

Type : ribbon

Type : ribbon

Yellow background

Type : ribbon

Gold background

51 x 51 mm

50 x 50 mm

50 x 48 mm

48 x 48 mm

Ext Ext Ext Ext

 

History

Logan district is named after Logan City Council, which is named after the Commandant of the Moreton Bay Penal Settlement, Captain Patrick Logan. Patrick Logan was an explorer and in 1826 discovered the Logan River. Logan noted the river was well suited to large-vessel traffic and was a first-class avenue to access the high-quality arable land along its banks.  Logan district was originally formed in October 1962 from parts of Kingsford Smith district and Griffith districts [1].  Its first District Commissioner was G. Taylor [2]. 

In 1984, It was renamed Logan Central district” and was last mentioned in the Brisbane South Area directory in 1984 [3].  Logan Central district was renamed Logan City district and first mentioned in 1988 Brisbane South area directories [4], and closed in 2005, when it was renamed Logan district.  In 2002, Moreton Bay District and Logan City district were designated as part of the new Logan and Bay Region [5].  Logan District was re-launched in 2005, with the renaming of Logan City district, to Logan district.

Groups

Logan District Groups (1963): Acacia Ridge Scout Group, Beenleigh Scout Group, Coopers Plains Scout Group, Sunnybank Scout Group, Woodridge Scout Group.[2]

Logan District Groups (1971): Acacia Ridge Scout Group, Beenleigh Scout Group, Coopers Plains Scout Group, Nyanda Scout Group, Salisbury Scout Group, Sunnybank Scout Group, Woodridge Scout Group, Warrigal Scout Group.[6]

Logan District Groups (1983): Beenleigh Scout Group, Berrinba Scout Group, Chatswood Hills Scout Group, Eagleby Scout Group, Kingston Scout Group, Logan Village Scout Group, Marsden Scout Group, Shailer Park Scout Group, Slacks Creek Scout Group, Springwood Central Scout Group, Springwood Scout Group, Underwood Scout Group, Waterford, Scout Group Woodridge Scout Group [7]

Logan District Groups (1984) Shailer Park Scout Group, Slacks Creek Scout Group, Rochedale Scout Group, Springwood Scout Group, Underwood Scout Group, Waterford Scout Group, Woodridge Scout Group [8]

References

  1. Haskard, D. (1983). The complete book of Australian Scout badges: Part 2, Queensland and Papua New Guinea.  Chatswood, NSW: Badgophilist Publications. p. 16.
  2. Australian Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1963). Annual Report 1962-1963.
  3. The Scout Assoc of Australia, Queensland Branch (1984). Brisbane South Area Directory
  4. The Scout Assoc of Australia, Queensland Branch (1988). Brisbane South Area Directory
  5. Priest, J. W. (2002, August 6). [Chief Commissioner Qld Memorandum to Branch Team on Regional Appointment]. Heritage Centre Archive, Baden Powell Park, Samford, Queensland].
  6. The Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1971). Area, group and district directory 1971. Abel & Co.
  7. The Scout Association of Australia, Qld Branch. (1983). Directory: Areas, Regions, Districts, Groups 1983.
  8. The Scout Assoc of Australia, Queensland Branch (1984). Brisbane South Area Directory