Monday, 2 August 2010

Am I chuffed?????

Yesterday was World Scout Day, which is celebrated all around the world, hence the name.  Also on this day are when awards for Leaders are announced for service to Scouting.  I am so thrilled to announce that I was nominated by my Regional Commissioner, and I will received an award.  The Silver Arrowhead - for especially good service to the Scout Association of Australia over a period or 7 - 8 years.

Seven other leaders (whose names I can't mention), received awards in my region. 2 for the certificate of merit, 2 Silver Arrowheads (one which was me), and 3 Silver Koala's (my regional commissioner being one also).
We actually get presented with the medallion in November when the Chief Scout of Queensland makes his trek north for our Regional Conference.
If you want to read about the awards, here is the link to the national website:



Hillside Threads said...

What a great achievement. Scouting is such a marvelous opportunity to help children achieve their full potential and broaden their horizons. You deserve your award for helping them to do that. Congratulations and well done.

Annette said...

Arlene, congratulations, that is fantastic, well done..
will catch up next Wednesday..


Unknown said...


I worked with an ex-Eagle Scout, engineering together - a very impressive young man (he was 21 or so when we met). He and his fiance spent their house deposit on an off-road car *grin*

I think Scouts/Girl Guides should be bigger - get some of those kids of the streets.

Oh dear, I seem to be on a soapbox.

Stepping off - that's great work you are doing with Australia's youth. Thankyou.

Carol said...

Fantastic! Rosie must be so proud of her Mum. Jokes aside, it's great to know you will be rewarded for a job obviously well done. Congratultions.

Cynthia said...

Hooray Arlene!!! what a wonderful honor. Congratulations.

Amy said...

Congratulations! I was in scouting for 11 years, what a wonderful experience!