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Welsh Scouts district badge - North Wales

2004.0052.0065

Welsh Scouts district badge - North Wales

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Physical description

Welsh Scouts cloth district badge. A shield-shaped blue badge emboidered with the Prince of Wales feathers in white, emanating from a gold crown. "NORTH WALES" is above them in red and "ICH DIEN" is in a scroll attached to the bottom of the crown. The badge has a gold-coloured border, and it is plastic-backed.

Statement of significance

The Robin Maloney Collection consists of 102 items of 1950 -1960s scouting memorabilia from the Swan Hill and Strathmore districts, Victoria. It includes badges, lanyards, scarves, hats, invitations for the Queen's Scout Badge presentation as well as a newspaper and vest representing the 7th Australian Jamboree, 1964-65. This collection is a complete material record of the donor's progression from Cub Scout to Senior Scout Leader. The collection contains the full range of awards available to scouts during this period.

The Scouting Movement in Australia began in 1908 and was founded by Lord Baden-Powell in England in 1907. The movement had strong military overtones and focussed on the development and education of boys with an emphasis on religion, country, resourcefulness, health and fitness, community and manliness. Scouting was very popular throughout much of the twentieth century and was a significant part of many Australian boys' childhoods.

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