Nambour District

 

Badge Description

Scout logo

Flower = Red Flowering Bottlebrush [4]

Q = Queensland

The badge was first issued in May 1961 [6]

History

Nambour district’s name is derived from the town of Nambour, which is in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.  The name Nambour is derived from the aboriginal word “Naamba” which means “Red Flowering Bottlebrush” tea tree, which is native to the region [1].

Nambour district was formed in 1960 (i.e., mentioned in the Branch Annual Report 1959/60, but not mentioned on Branch Annual Report 1958/59) and the first District Commissioner was C.C. Kirkpatrick [2, 3].  Prior to the Suncoast Region being formed, Nambour district was part of the South East Queensland Zone, which was administered by Branch Headquarters in Brisbane, and districts were supported by Field Commissioners [4].  In 1972, the districts within this Zone included: Maryborough, Maheno, Gympie, Cooroora, Beaver Masters, Nambour, D’Agular Range, Murrumba, Bunya, Barambah, Condamine, Dolphin, South Coast, Stradbroke Island and Beaudesert districts.  In 1980 this district was re-located to Central and Coastal Region [5].

Groups

Nambour District Groups (1960): Eumundi Scout Group, Kenilworth Scout Group, 1st Nambour Scout Group, 2nd Nambour Scout Group, Palmwoods Scout Group, Woombye Scout Group, Yandina Scout Group. [2]

Nambour District Groups (1971): Burnside Scout Group, Eumundi Scout Group, Kenilworth Scout Group, 1st Nambour Scout Group, 2nd Nambour Scout Group, Palmwoods Scout Group, Woombye Scout Group, Yandina Scout Group. [7]

Nambour District Groups (1983): Burnside Scout Group, Coolum Beach Scout Group, Eumundi Scout Group, Kenilworth Scout Group, 1st Nambour Scout Group, 2nd Nambour Scout Group, Ninderry Scout Group, Noosa Scout Group, Omni Scout Group, Palmwoods Scout Group, The Range Scout Group, Woombye Scout Group, Yandina Scout Group [8]

Nambour District Groups (2018): 2nd Nambour Scout Group, Cooroy Scout Group, Maroochydore Scout Group, Noosa Sea Scout Group, Palmwoods Scout Group, Woombye Scout Group, Yandina Scout Group [9]

References

  1. Nambour (Kabi Kabi) – from ‘Nambur’ which means ‘red-flowered tea tree’. (30/10/2018) Retrieved from: http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/resources/atsi/languages/queensland/southeast-queensland-placenames
  2. Australian Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1960). Annual Report 1959-1960.
  3. Australian Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1959). Annual Report 1958-1959.
  4. Scouting in Queensland (1972). “South-East QLD Zone Conference”. Vol 11 (6), July, p. 5.
  5. Scout (1980). “Coming Regional Events: Central and Coastal Region”. Jan-Feb, p.47.
  6. Haskard, D. (1983). The complete book of Australian Scout badges: Part 2, Queensland and Papua New Guinea. Chatswood, NSW: Badgophilist Publications. p. 19.
  7. The Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1971). Area, group and district directory 1971. Abel & Co.
  8. The Scout Association of Australia, Qld Branch. (1983). Directory: Areas, Regions, Districts, Groups 1983.
  9. Scouts Australia, Queensland Branch (2018, March 7). Formation listing 2018. Retrieved from https://scoutsqld.com.au/members/formation-listing/