Teewah District (Ext)

 

Locations

 Eumundi, Mudjimba (Air Scouts), Coolum, Noosa

Badge Description

Scout logo

Rainbow = Rainbow represents the colours of all the sections in scouting [2]

Boat = Sailing which is popular in the Noosa area  (represents a Navy Whaler, used by Noosa Sea Scouts, in full sail on the Noosa River) [1]

Mountain = Peak of Mt Coolum [2]

Badge designed by: Nick Carter (DC), Mary Carter (CSL Noosa Sea Scouts), David Thomas (ARC Suncoast). 

History

Teewah derives its name from Teewah coloured sands, which extends from Double Island point in Cooloola to Noosa North shore.  It is part of the Great Sandy National Park.  The beach provides access to Rainbow Beach and Fraser Island for 4WD enthusiast.  Teewah or “Dauwah” means dead wood or dry timber in the local Kabi dialect [1].  Amongst the Kabi Kabi people, Teewah is identified with the Rainbow Serpant spirit.  Teewah District opened in 1996, and closed in 2004/2005.  Its groups were absorbed into Nambour district [2].

Groups

Teewah District Groups (2000s):  Eumindi Scout Group, Mudjimba Air Scout Group, Coolum Air Scout Group, Noosa Scout Group

References

  1. Teewah = Dauwah, dead wood or dry timber. (30/10/2018) Retrieved from: https://heritage.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Places/Place-Name-Origins
  2. Thomas, D, Leader Trainer and Asst Region Commissioner, Suncoast Region. Personal communique. 3.5.2017/8.3.2018