Victoria Park Scout Group wins community award

Victoria Park Scout Group wins community award

THE Victoria Park Scout Group was recognised for its contribution to the community when it won the Vaughan Glare Community Service Award.

Group leader Allan Kelly said the scouts took pride in the work they did around the community.

“We have 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 an event on February 28.

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At the same event, Mr Wyatt was made an honorary member of the Victoria Park Scout Group and presented with a Group 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 was tragically killed in a motor vehicle accident.

The award was created by Geoff Gallop, a former Member for Victoria Park, and is now awarded annually by Mr Wyatt.

Mr Kelly said the group were very honoured to receive the award.

“Scouts is about helping young people to develop by learning life, teamwork and leadership skills,” he said.

There is also a big emphasis in scouting programm 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 wish to take the opportunity to thank all our volunteer leaders, committee and parent helpers for their contribution to the Group.”