Geographical Description of Suncoast Region
With the exception of Brisbane Metropolitan Regions, all country Regions do not follow any particular local government boundaries but as in the Suncoast Region’s case, follow more along geographical features. Suncoast Region is situated directly north of the States Capital, Brisbane, centered on the Sunshine Coast. Its most northerly coastal boundary is Tin Can Bay, adjacent to the southern tip of Fraser island, some 180 kms. north of Brisbane. A rough line then runs north-westerly passing north of Gympie to the Proston area in the Burnett. A line then follows roughly along the Bunya Mountains and joins the D’Alguilar Highway southeast to Bribie Island, the Regions most southerly coastal point. This area consists of nearly 20,000 square kms, and is divided into 5 Districts for management purposes.
Gympie District is of course centered on the city of Gympie, which in turn is the seat of the Cooloola Shire with approx. 120,000 residents. Bunya District which is on the Regions westerly boundary is centered on Kingaroy and takes in such rural towns as Nanango, Murgon, Proston, Wondai and Blackbutt. This District covers five local government areas.
Nambour is the home of Nambour District. This District takes in an area west of the Bruce Highway from Yandina to small settlements such as Woombye and Palmwoods and part of the Blackall Range. The Maroochy Shire Council has its seat in Nambour.
Beaver Masters District
The most thickly populated area and tourist belt of the Sunshine Coast is catered for by Beaver Masters District. This District runs from Maroochydore to Caloundra and includes the Glasshouse Mountains and Maleny. Beaver Masters District covers all of Caloundra Councils area and part of Maroochy Shire.
Planning for the Future.
If Scouting is to continue and progress, for the betterment of Youth, then the adults within the movement, supported by parents and friends, must set themselves some achievable goals, aims or objectives, which subsequently can be evaluated as to the success or otherwise of their endeavours. These objectives are difficult to write, but provide a framework for purposeful activity.
The Region Executive, likewise, has considered a list of issues for the development of Scouting in the Region that will benefit all.