The last (for now) of uniform buttons from Carol’s collection.
The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser, 26th February, 1908 page 563.
These are all marked A. J. Parkes, Brisbane.
Scouting in Queensland started in October 1908, only 9 months after the publishing of Baden Powell’s famous book. Four separate patrols were started by church leaders of boys groups. In 1909 they joined into a State organisation.
New South Wales Scouts:
Scouting in NSW also started in 1908. As the troops formed independently, there resulted in several separate associations. It is now predominantly a branch of Scouts Australia.
We have not seen a Scouts Victoria button; perhaps they were not made. Let us know (and send a picture) if we are wrong!