Liverpool South Scout District was formed in April 2010 from the amalgamation of Allerton and Picton Districts with Halewood (formally Knowsley District). A competition was held to design a new badge and the winner was Graham Holland, Liverpool South Scout’s District Web Manager and the former District Commissioner for Picton District.
- The Liver Bird is the world famous symbol of the city of Liverpool. Before the creation of Merseyside County and the new Districts in 1974, Scouts based in the city wore a Liverpool badge with the Liver Bird on it. The new badge for Liverpool South was an ideal opportunity to reintroduce this.
- The green represents the outdoors, a vital ingredient for successful Scouting.
- Blue is for the sky. Scouting regularly encourages young people to ‘reach for the sky’ and aim high in everything they do. Blue is also the ‘wild blue yonder’, and the endless possibilities for fun and adventure as we journey through our life in Scouting.
- The compass rose is showing the cardinal direction of south for South Liverpool. The compass is also inextricably linked with Scouting as part of the practical skills of map reading and navigation.
- The knot in the rope is a Friendship Knot, symbolising the lifelong friends we make in Scouting – friends in our own Groups and District, and friends in Scouting around the world. Knotting and ropework is also a traditional Scouting skill that’s still relevant today.