- Category: District
- Last Updated: Tuesday, 02 May 2023 22:42
Welcome to Boroondara District Scouts!
Boroondara District is one of Victoria’s largest and most successful Scout Districts. Communities from across Boroondara have set up a network of vibrant Scouting Groups.
These vibrant Groups exist only with the efforts of voluntary Leaders and parents that believe in the benefits and teachings that Scouting has to offer to their children. The Youth, Joeys, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and Rovers of Boroondara gain valuable skills and develop more as people – all while having fun.
The History of our District
The Scout District of Boroondara was formed when Scout Districts merged to align with the new municipal boundaries. With around fifteen Scout Groups and more than 1100 members, Boroondara is believed to be the largest Scout District in Australia. The District includes Scout Groups in former cities of Camberwell, Kew and Hawthorn. These Groups include some of the oldest in Australia - 1st City of Camberwell and 1st Kew - which were formed within months of the historic trial Scout camp on Brownsea Island in 1907.
Our District Badge
Hundreds of Joey Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers, Leaders and Parents were involved in the design of our District badge. Our badge was truly a collaborative effort.
The tree represents all of the trees in the Boroondara area, but in particular, the "special" trees... the Corroboree Tree, the Canoe Tree and other ancient "marked" trees that played their part in the ceremonial life of the Wurundjeri People. The Scout symbol forms part of the foliage of the tree. The grapes and vine leaf represent our historical heritage as a thriving grape growing area during the early days of European settlement. Likewise, the beehive remembers the honey production industry prominent in this area during the last century. The water around the outside of the badge represents the rivers and creeks of the Boroondara area. The Yarra River, Gardiners Creek, Koonung Creek.