Redcliffe District

 

Badge Description

Scout logo

Memorial = John Oxley Memorial at Redcliffe [4]

Red Brown Cliffs = Cliffs at Redcliffe

Sea = Moreton Bay

This re-designed version of the Redcliffe district badge was issued in 2019.

History

Redcliffe district is named after “Red Cliff Point” which was named after the explorer John Oxley.  The red cliffs are visible from Moreton BayRedcliffe became Queensland’s first colony in 1824, but was shortly abandoned in favour of Brisbane.  The Redcliffe peninsula is home to many iconic attractions.  Amongst is the “Bee Gees way”, an outdoor tribute to the Bee Gees rock group that started their stellar music career in Redcliffe.  Other attractions are Morgan’s Seafood market, the Gyandah Wreck, seaside arcades, markets, the Redcliffe museum, and lots of festivals.  The district is also the home to Redcliffe Airport which housed the Scout Air Activities centre in 2020.

Redcliffe district was previously known as Redcliffe Peninsula district.  Prior to Redcliffe Peninsula District being formed, Redcliffe district’s groups were part of Peninsula District which was formed in 1958 by A. Geo “Roo” Thomas who was an Asst District Commissioner of Pine Rivers District.  The original groups were part of Pine Rivers District situated on the Redcliffe Peninsula [1, 2].  By 1983, the name Redcliffe Peninsula appears to have been shortened to Redcliffe district [3].

Groups

Redcliffe Peninsula District Groups (1960): Clontarf Scout Group, Humpybong Scout Group, St Marks-Woody Point Scout Group, Scarborough Scout Group [5]

Redcliffe Peninsula District Groups (1968): Clontarf Beach Scout Group, Humpybong Scout Group, Oyster Point Scout Group, Redcliffe Scout Group, Scarborough Scout Group [6]

Redcliffe Peninsula District Groups (1971): Clontarf Beach Scout Group, Humpybong Scout Group, Oyster Point Scout Group, Redcliffe Scout Group, Scarborough Scout Group [7]

Redcliffe District Groups (1983): Clontarf Beach Scout Group, Deception Bay Scout Group, Humpybong Scout Group, Kippa Ring Scout Group, Oyster Point Scout Group, Redcliffe Scout Group, Scarborough Scout Group [3].

Redcliffe District Groups (2018): Clontarf Beach Scout Group, Deception Bay Scout Group, Oyster Point Scout Group [8]

References

  1. 1. Scouting in Queensland (1971). “A Resume of Scouting in Pine Rivers District”. Vol 10 (6), July, p.9.
  2. The Totem (1958), “District Group News-Clontarf Group”, Vol 20 (233), p. 6.
  3. The Scout Association of Australia, Qld Branch. (1983). Directory: Areas, Regions, Districts, Groups 1983.
  4. Haskard, D. (1983). The complete book of Australian Scout badges: Part 2, Queensland and Papua New Guinea. Chatswood, NSW: Badgophilist Publications. p.20.
  5. Australian Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1960). Annual Report 1959-1960.
  6. Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1968). Annual Report 1967-1968.
  7. The Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1971). Area, group and district directory 1971. Abel & Co.
  8. Scouts Australia, Queensland Branch (2018, March 7). Formation listing 2018. Retrieved from https://scoutsqld.com.au/members/formation-listing/