Ross River District (Ext)

 

Locations

 Hyde Park (Mysterton)  , Aitkenvale   , Pimlico  , Hermit Park , Mundingburra , Heatley  , Vincent  , Kirwan  (Pioneer Park)  , Rasmussen

Badge Description

Scout logo

Dam = Ross River Dam [4]

Tree = Poinsetta tree which grows in the area [4]

The badge was designed by Lloyd Piper [4]

History

Ross River, which flows through Townsville is named after W. A. Ross, a colonial settler.  The first party of settlers, led by Ross, arrived at Cleveland Bay from Woodstock Station, 40 km south west of Townsville, on the 5th November 1864. 

Ross River district was established in 1968. The first District Commissioner was Dr J. T. Baker [1, 2],  In 1989, Castle Hill district and Ross River district closed, and combined to form Cleveland Bay district [3].

Groups

Ross River District Groups (1968) Aitkenvale Scout Group, Hermit Park Scout Group, Pimlico Scout Group, Florence Bay Rover Crew [1]

Ross River District Groups (1971): Aitkenvale Scout Group, Heatley-Vincent Scout Group, Hermit Park Scout Group, Pimlico Scout Group [5]

Ross River District Groups (1978): Mysterton Estate Scout Group, Pioneer Park Scout Group, Aitkenvale Scout Group, Pimlico Scout Group, Hermit Park Scout Group, Mundingbura Scout Group [6]

Ross River District Groups (1983): Aitkenvale Scout Group, Heatley/Vincent Scout Group, Hermit Park Scout Group, Kirwan Scout Group, Mysterton Scout Group, Pimlico Scout Group, Pioneer Park Scout Group, Rasmussen Scout Group [7]

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. M. Flecker (2018). Joey Scout Leader, Loam Island, Kennedy Region, Personal communique 12.3.2018
  4. Haskard, D. (1983). The complete book of Australian Scout badges: Part 2, Queensland and Papua New Guinea. Chatswood, NSW: Badgophilist Publications. p. 21.
  5. The Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1971). Area, group and district directory 1971. Abel & Co.
  6. Griffith, D. & Griffith, p. Asst District Commissioner, District Leader (Joeys). Personal communique 8.3.2018.
  7. The Scout Association of Australia, Qld Branch. (1983). Directory: Areas, Regions, Districts, Groups 1983.