Central and Western Region

 

Badge Description

Scout emblem

Aircraft = Qantas which has its home in Longreach. The Royal Flying Doctor service originated in Cloncurry.  It also represents the Aerial Spraying over the agricultural farm land throughout the region

Wheat = agricultural farming throughout the region

Bottle (Baobab) tree = found throughout the region and was part of the old Western Region

Cattle = agricultural farming throughout the region and was part of the old Central Western Region

Oil Wells are around Roma and surrounding district

White Cockatoo is found all over the Region and was part of the old Western Region

Draglines = Coal mining industry machines plays a big part of the old Central Western Region

Chimney Stack – Mount Isa has very recognisable chimney stacks for their smelters

Windmills are all over the pastoral areas with the region, and are used to provide farm animals with drinking water.  This was part of the old Central Western Region

The badge was issued 2016.

History

Central and Western Region is an amalgamation of the former Central Western Region and Western Region in 2014/15. [1]  Central and Western Region’s first Region Commissioner was John Finn.  Historically, the first troop to be established in the region was in Roma in 1910 [2].  Later on, between 1944-1954, Roma district was established [3].

Districts and Groups

Central and Western Region Groups (2017): Barcaldine Scout Group, Blackwater Scout Group, Capella Scout Group, Charleville Scout Group, Clermont Scout Group, Cloncurry Scout Group, Dysart Scout Group, Emerald Scout Group, Longreach Scout Group, Middlemount Scout Group, Moranbah Scout Group, Mount Isa Scout Group, Roma Scout Group, Scouts Of The Air Mt Isa Scout Group, Taroom Scout Group, Tieri Scout Group, Winton Scout Group [4]

Central and Western Region Districts (2018): Central West, Diamantina, Coalfields, Maranoa [5].

References

  1. Scouts Australia, Queensland Branch (2015). Annual Report 2014-2015. p. 3
  2. Fones, R. (1992). In the light of all the years. Toowong, Australia: The Scout Association of Australia-Queensland Branch. p. 3.
  3. Fones, R. (1992). In the light of all the years. Toowong, Australia: The Scout Association of Australia-Queensland Branch. p. 80.
  4. Scouts Australia, Queensland Branch (2018, March 7). Formation listing 2018. Retrieved from https://scoutsqld.com.au/members/formation-listing/
  5. Scout’s Life (2017). From the Chief Commissioner. Issue 9, p.4.