Mount Stuart District (Ext)

 

Badge Description

Radio Masts: The ABC and commercial broadcasting stations, and also the Bureau of Metereology weather stations. These were moved in 2011 to the Hervey Range. [3]

Mountain Ridge: Mount Stuart .  Elevation 584 m.

Scout Emblem

Badge designed by Lloyd Piper [3]

History

Mount Stuart district is named after a mountain ridge, west of Townsville, called Mount Stuart named after Clarendon Stuart (1833–1912) who, in 1859, was Townsville’s first district surveyor.

Mount Stuart district was formed in 1968, and its first District Commissioner was Mr R. Goldbrough (former Asst Scoutmaster, Pimlico Scout Group) [1, 2].  The district was split in 1974 into Ross River district and Castle Hill district. [3]

Groups

Mount Stuart district Groups (1968) Estates Scout Group, Mundingbura Scout Group, Mysterton Scout Group, Wulguru Scout Group, Palm Island Scout Group [1]

Mount Stuart district Groups (1971): Estates Scout Group, Mundingburra Scout Group, Mysterton Scout Group, Palm Island Scout Group, Wulguru Scout Group [4]

References

  1. Scouting in Queensland (1968)”Inauguration of Kennedy Area”. Vol 7 (11), December, p. 14-15.
  2. Scouting in Queensland (1969). “Warrant Changes”. Vol 8 (4), May, p. 21.
  3. Haskard, D. (1983). The complete book of Australian Scout badges: Part 2, Queensland and Papua New Guinea. Chatswood, NSW: Badgophilist Publications. p. 18.
  4. The Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1971). Area, group and district directory 1971. Abel & Co.