Pine Rivers District (Ext) b

 

Badge Description

This 1964 issue of the Pine Rivers badge is based on the design of an earlier badge.  The badge depicts a scene that was typical of country surrounding  Pine Rivers district in the early 1960s [4].  The river starts in the D’agular Range, near Mt O’Reilly, and flows through the Highlands down through the rich dairying area around Samford.  The area has abundant grasslands and gentle grassy slopes and valleys.  The South Pine River joins the North Pine River near Strathpine to form the Pine River, which flows into the sea in Bramble Bay, near the Hornibrook Highway.

The first version of the badge was produced in October 1964 [5]

History

In 1824, John Oxley, an explorer, collected samples of the Hoop Pines which were growing prolifically in the area.  Although there is no record of Oxley naming the Pine River anything other than the Deception River, given that he mistook Deception Bay for a river given its unusual shallowness, the former name was in popular usage by the early 1840s.

The first troop known to be registered in the Pine Rivers district locality was Sandgate Scout Group in Oct 1923.  However, it was known that some form of scouting existed in 1912, but no records are available.  In 1923, there were no formal districts, and groups were part of Brisbane Area [1].  Pine Rivers district was established in 1958 [2].  At the time, it consisted of Groups such as Sandgate, Bald Hills and Humpybong.  By 1951, Bald Hills Group left the district, and Boondal Group and Scarborough Group joined the district.  In 1953, Shorncliffe Sea Scout Group joined the district.  By 1958, Groups on the Redcliffe Peninsula decided to break-away from Pine Rivers District to form Peninsula District.  Additional Groups to join Pine Rivers district were Bramble Bay Group (1964) and Braken Ridge Group (1968) [2].  Dulendella and Pine Rivers district both closed in 1988 and combined to become Bramble Bay district [3]. 

Groups

Pine Rivers Districts Groups (1963): Boondal Scout Group, Brighton Bay Scout Group, Sandgate Scout Group, Shorncliffe Scout Group [6]

Pine Rivers Districts Groups (1971): Brackenridge Scout Group, Bramble Bay Scout Group, Brighton Scout Group, Boondall Scout Group, Sandgate Scout Group, Shorncliffe Scout Group [7]

Pine Rivers Districts Groups (1983): Boondall Scout Group, Brackenridge Scout Group, Bramble Bay Scout Group, Brighton Scout Group, , Sandgate Scout Group, West Brackenridge Scout Group [8]

References

  1. Fones, R. (1992). In the light of all the years. Toowong, Australia: The Scout Association of Australia-Queensland Branch. p. 80
  2. Scouting in Queensland (1971). “A Resume of Scouting in Pine Rivers District”. Vol 10 (6), July, p.9.
  3. The Scout Association of Australia, Qld Branch. Brisbane North Area Annual Report 1988. p. 1.
  4. The Queensland Scouter (1965). “This month’s district emblem: Pine Rivers district”. Vol 1 (3), March, p. 14.
  5. 5. Haskard, D. (1983). The complete book of Australian Scout badges: Part 2, Queensland and Papua New Guinea. Chatswood, NSW: Badgophilist Publications. p. 20.
  6. Australian Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1963). Annual Report 1962-1963.
  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.