Tyakunda District

 

Badge Description

Scout logo

Green Hills and Red Sun = Rolling Hills

Aboriginal native and scout with clasped hands = Friendship between cultures

The badge was first issued in November 1965 [5]

History

Tyakunda district is named after the Aboriginal word for rolling hills [1], which depicts the hills in the locality.  Tyakanda district was orginally formed around 1965, and the first District Commissioner (Acting) was Dr H. E. Young [2] .  In 1972, groups from Brisbane West district was absorbed into Tyakunda district [3].  The Tyakunda District badge was designed by Trevor Rees-Thomas a Cub Scout Leader with either the 1st or 3rd Toowong Scout Group [4].

Groups

Tyakunda District Groups (1965): Indooroopilly Scout Group, Kenmore Scout Group, Taringa Scout Group [2]

Tyakunda District Groups (1968): Indooroopilly Scout Group, Kenmore Scout Group, Rafting Ground, Taringa Scout Group [6]

Tyakunda District Groups (1971): Indooroopilly Scout Group, Kenmore Scout Group, Kenmore South Scout Group, Rafting Ground, Taringa Scout Group [7]

Tyakunda District Groups (1983): Indooroopilly Scout Group, Kenmore Scout Group, Kenmore South Scout Group, Milton Scout Group, Moggill Scout Group, Rafting Ground Scout Group, St. Lucia Scout Group, Taringa Scout Group, Toowong Scout Group [8]

Tyakunda District Groups (2018): Indooroopilly Scout Group, Kenmore Scout Group, Moggill Scout Group, Taringa Milton Toowong Scout Group [9]

References

  1. “Tyakunda, meaning ‘Land of the Rolling Hills” (8/12/2018) Retrieved from: http://qldrovers.wikia.com/wiki/Tyakunda_District
  2. Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1965). Annual Report 1964-1965.
  3. Scouting in Queensland (1972). “Branch, Area, District Changes”. Vol 11 (5), June, p.19.
  4. Preston, M. Chaplin, Brisbane North Region, Personal communique 6.3.2018.
  5. Haskard, D. (1983). The complete book of Australian Scout badges: Part 2, Queensland and Papua New Guinea.  Chatswood, NSW: Badgophilist Publications.
  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. The Scout Association of Australia, Qld Branch. (1983). Directory: Areas, Regions, Districts, Groups 1983.
  9. Scouts Australia, Queensland Branch (2018, March 7). Formation listing 2018. Retrieved from https://scoutsqld.com.au/members/formation-listing