Scout group wins award
THE Victoria Park Scout Group has won the Vaughan Glare Community Service Award for contribution to the community.
Group leader Allan Kelly said the scouts took pride in the work they did around the community.
“We had people involved in Keep Australia Beautiful Day, during which members cleaned up an area of bushland around Kensington, as well as other events Such as Anzac Day and the Vic Park Summer Street Party,” he said.
The award was presented to the group by Victoria Park MLA Ben Wyatt at a recent event.
At the same event, Mr Wyatt was made an honorary member of the scout group and presented with a scarf in recognition of his support over several years.
The award is named after Vaughan Glare, who worked with homeless youth in Victoria Park and died in a vehicle accident.
The award was created by former WA Premier Geoff Gallop when he was a Member for Victoria Park and is now awarded annually by Mr Wyatt.
Mr Kelly said the group was honoured to receive the award.
“Scouts are about helping young people to develop by learning life, teamwork and leadership skills,” he said.
“There is also a big emphasis in scouting programs on contributing to the local community through participating in service projects and local community events.
“We are very pleased to have been recognised with this award and I thank all our volunteer leaders, committee and parent helpers for their contribution to the group.”
Proud as punch: The Victoria Park Scout Group shows off the award.