Scout Badges designed by Fred Coleman

During the 1950's Fred Coleman assumed responsibility for designing the New Zealand District Scout Badges. These had become more prolific after 1955 (when Scouting transformed from the County era to the Provincial era) as there was a greater need for badge standardisation. Fred also designed many of the early official badges and Scout Jamboree badges.
This is a collection of regional, international and miscellaneous Scout badges designed by Fred Coleman. The collection includes paintings of finished badge designs, photographs of badges in the final stage of design and the embroidered finished product of the badge.
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- Auckland:

Photo: Auckland West, Blockhouse, Eden, Kaipara, Manakau, Nihotupu, Roskill, Tamaki, Te Aunga, Waitakere, Waitemata North.

Embroidered Badge: Auckland Area, Blockhouse, Waitakere.

- Bay of Plenty:

Photo: Eastern Bay of Plenty, Mount Manganui, Rangitaiki Plains, Tarawera, Taupo, Te Puke, Whakatane.

Embroidered Badge: Eastern Bay of Plenty, Tarawera, Taupo-Tuwharetoa, Rangitaiki Plains, Whakatane.

Painting: Bay of Plenty Area, Rangitaiki Plains, Tauranga North, Te Puke, Whakatane.

- Canterbury:

Photo: Aketea, Amuri, Ashley, Black Diamond, Ellesmere, Greenstone, Huia, Hurunui, Kauri, Kawaka, Kotare, Kowhai, Mania-O-Roto, Manuka, Matai, Opihi, Raupo, Rimu, Selwyn, Tawhai, Tuhua, Tui, Waimate.

Embroidered Badge: Black Diamond, Kauri, Rata, Selwyn.

- Counties-Manukau:

Photo: Franklin Central, Franklin South, Franklin West, Gulf Islands, Tainui.

- Mahurangi:

Photo: Kapanui, Northlake, Northshore.

Embroidered Badge: Kapanui.

- Mohua:

Photo: Golden Bay, Mohua Area, Waimea.

Embroidered Badge: Marlborough, Marlborough Mohua, Motueka, Nelson, Waimea.

- Northland:

Photo: Far North, Lower Northland, Marsden, Northland Area, Omapere, Parihaka.

Embroidered Badge: Bay of Islands, Marsden, Northland (Cross), Northland (Tree), Parihaka.

- Otago:

Photo: Cargill, Clutha, Flagstaff, Glen, Stuart, Waiareka, Waitaki.

Embroidered Badge: North Otago, Otago Area, Waiora 1957.

- Rangitane:

Photo: Eastern Wanganui, Horowhenua, Palmerston North, Rangatane Area, Rangitikei, Southern Manuwatu, South Wairarapa, Wanganui Coastal, Western Manuwatu.

Embroidered Badge: Eastern Manuwatu, Horowhenua, Manuwatu West, Palmerston North, Rangitikei, Ruahine, Southern Manuwatu, Wairarapa, Wanganui, Western Manuwatu.

Painting: Ruahine.

- Southland:

Photo: Aparima, Awarua, Eastern Southland, Invercargill, Invercargill Central, Invercargill East, Invercargill North, Invercargill South, Lower Mataura, Takitimu, Western Southland, West Otago. With colour notes: Invercargill Central and Takitamu.

Embroidered Badge: Eastern Southland, Invercargill East, Lower Mataura, Southland Area, Western Southland.

Painting: Invercargill North.

- Taranaki:

Photo: Central Taranaki (fantail), Central Taranaki (mountain), Taranaki Area.

Embroidered Badges: Central Taranaki (fantail), Central Taranaki (mountain), New Plymouth, North Taranaki, Taranaki Area.

Painting: Central Taranaki (fantail), Taranaki Area.

- Waiapu:

Photo: Central Hawkes Bay, Karamu, Napier, Raureka, Wairoa.

- Waikato:

Photo: Cambridge, Esk, Huntley, King Coutry, Miropiko, Northern Waikato, Paeroa, Te Aroha, Waihi, Waikato Area, Waipa.

Embroidered Badge: Hakarimata, King Country, Matamata, South East Waikato, Thames, Waihi, Waipa.

- Wellington:

Photo: Hills, Kapiti, Kenepuru (hills), Kenepuru (Maori face), Mana, Upper Hutt, Wainuiomata, Wellington East, Wellington South, Wellington West.

Embroidered Badge: Eastern Hutt, Upper Hutt, Wellington Area, Wellington Area (no printed Wellington).

- International:

Photo: Antarctica, Cook Islands, Western Samoa.

Embroidered Badge: Cook Islands, Gilwell Park (x2), Labasa (Fiji), Western Samoa.

Painting: Antarctica.

- Miscellaneous:

Photo: New Zealand Jamboree Otago 1962, Red Shield Salvation Army, St George’s Scout Award, Tatum.

Embroidered Badge: Boy Scouts, Dominion Training Team, New Zealand Boy Scouts (large), New Zealand Boy Scouts (blue), New Zealand Boy Scouts (green), New Zealand Sea Scouts, New Zealand Wolf Cubs, Otago New Zealand Jamboree 1962, Pan Pacific Jamboree Auckland New Zealand 1959, Tatum, Thirteenth New Zealand Jamboree Upper Hutt 1993.

Painting: Dominion Training Team, New Zealand flag, New Zealand silver fern, Pan Pacific Jamboree New Zealand Auckland 1959, St George’s Scout Award, Tatum.

- Unidentified:

X1 photo.

X5 embroidered badges.

X11 paintings.

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