Brisbane South Region

 

Badge Description

Scout emblem

Map showing Brisbane South region and Stradbroke Island area boundaries, in white

Southern Cross symbolises Australia

The design of this badge was issued in time for the 1982/1983 Ipswich Jamboree to replace a previous design that was not popular [7].

History

Brisbane South Region derives its name from the city of Brisbane, which is named after the Brisbane River, which was explored by John Oxley in 1823, and named after the then New South Wales Governor, Sir Thomas Brisbane.

Scouting first commenced in Brisbane in 1908, with four patrols [1], of which one of these patrols (i.e., Kangaroo Point) was in what is today’s Brisbane South Region.  These were:

  • St Mary’s Church of England, Kangaroo Point
  • Congregational Church, Bowen Hills
  • Methodist Church Gordon Club, Ashgrove
  • St Thomas’s Church of England, Toowong

At the time, there were no groups, districts and regions, and several patrols carried out activities under the name of the locality or organisation that they met, to form local associations, which were registered with the Australian League of Boy Scouts, Queensland Branch [2].  In 1910, local associations within Brisbane, were designated part of Brisbane Zone.  Later in in 1924, Brisbane Division was designated a district [3].  In 1932/1933, Brisbane’s first County Commissioner, Gilbert ‘Wallaroo’ Collings, was appointed.  He was previously the first Brisbane District Commissioner [4].  In 1933, the first mention of some form of Brisbane South was mentioned, with groups in the Brisbane Metropolitan area being split up into four districts, of which Brisbane South and Brisbane South West were two of these.  There was further re-organisation in 1944, with Metropolitan Brisbane being split up into Brisbane North County and Brisbane South County.  In 1946, Ernest Weller was appointed the 1st County Commissioner [5].  In 1965, counties experienced a name change to areas [5].  By 1971, the Brisbane South Area Headquarters was at 471 Logan Rd, Stones Corner [6]. In September 2003, Brisbane South Area changed its name to Brisbane South Region.

Districts

Brisbane South Area Districts (1968): Brisbane East, Camp Hill, Cavendish, Griffith, John Oxley, Karunda, Kingsford-Smith, Logan, Tarcoola, Waterloo Bay [8].

Brisbane South Area Districts (1971): Cavendish, Eastern Hills, Griffith, John Oxley, Kingsford Smith, Logan, Tarcoola, Waterloo Bay; Attached Groups: Birkdale, Cleveland, Victoria Point. [6]

Brisbane South Area Districts (1980): Archer, Cavendish, Eastern Hills, Griffith, John Oxley, Kingsford Smith, Logan, Redlands, Tarcoola, Waterloo Bay [9]

Brisbane South Area Districts (1982): Archer, Cavendish, Eastern Hills, Griffith, John Oxley, Kingsford Smith, Logan, Redlands, Tarcoola, Waterloo Bay.  [10]

Brisbane South Area Districts (1983): Archer, Cavendish, Eastern Hills, Griffith, John Oxley, Kingsford Smith, Logan, Redlands, Tarcoola, Waterloo Bay [11].

Brisbane South Area Districts (1986): Albert Lindsay, Archer, Cavendish, Daisy Hill Forest, Eastern Hills, Griffith, John Oxley, Kingsford Smith, Logan Central, Redlands, Tarcoola, Waterloo Bay [12].

Brisbane South Area Districts (1995) : Albert Lindsay, Archer, Chatsworth, John Oxley, Logan City, Moreton Bay, Toohey Forest, Gold Coast Dolphin, Gold Coast Pelican [13]

Brisbane South Region Districts (2016): Benarrawa, Toohey Forest [14]

Brisbane South Region Districts (2018): Archer, Ekibin, Toohey Forest, John Oxley [15]

References

  1. Fones, R. (1992). In the light of all the years. Toowong, Australia: The Scout Association of Australia-Queensland Branch. p. 3.
  2. Fones, R. (1992). In the light of all the years. Toowong, Australia: The Scout Association of Australia-Queensland Branch. p. 22.
  3. Fones, (1992). In the light of all the years. Toowong, Australia: The Scout Association of Australia-Queensland Branch. p. 25.
  4. Fones, R. (1992). In the light of all the years. Toowong, Australia: The Scout Association of Australia-Queensland Branch. p. 76, 79.
  5. Fones, R. (1992). In the light of all the years. Toowong, Australia: The Scout Association of Australia-Queensland Branch. p. 132.
  6. The Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1971). Area, group and district directory 1971. Abel & Co.
  7. Haskard, D. (1983). The complete book of Australian Scout badges: Part 2, Queensland and Papua New Guinea. Chatswood, NSW: Badgophilist Publications.  p. 3.
  8. Scouting in Queensland (1968). “Figures are Fascinating”. Vol. 7 (11), December, p. 10-11.
  9. Scout (1980) Area & District Directory, September, p.8.
  10. Source: [Scout (1982) Area & District Directory, December, p.48.
  11. The Scout Association of Australia, Qld Branch. (1983). Directory: Areas, Regions, Districts, Groups 1983.
  12. The Scout Association of Australia, Qld Branch. (1986). “Organisation of Queensland Branch” chart in: Scouting in Queensland. Heritage Centre Archive, Baden Powell Park, Samford, Queensland.
  13. The Scout Association of Australia, Qld Branch. (1995). Brisbane South Area directory 1994-1995
  14. Scouts Australia, Queensland Branch (2015). Annual Report 2014-2015. p. 11
  15. Scouts Australia, Queensland Branch (2018, December 18). Formation listing 2018. Retrieved from https://scoutsqld.com.au/members/formation-listing/