Scout group wins award

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

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.

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