Queensland Politicians join 50 Million Scouts
This August, Scouts Queensland will scarf up State Members of Parliament and most Mayors across Queensland to commemorate World Scout Day on August 1.
These community representatives are being presented with a Queensland Maroon Scarf carrying a Supporter of Scouting Badge at its point. The Scarf is in recognition of the support being provided by members of Local and State Governments to Scouting in Queensland
World Scout Day in 2018 represents 110 years since Scouting started in Queensland. The movement continues to provide young people with an outdoor orientated organisation where leadership and creativity are encouraged.
Chief Commissioner of Scouts Queensland Mr Daryl Scott says, “Presenting Youth or Adult Members of Scouting with their first Scout scarf is something special. The sense of family, friendship, support and like-mindedness comes with the wearing of a Scout Scarf”.
50 Million Scouts across the globe are most recognisable by wearing a scarf (Necker or neckerchief for international Scouts) around the neck and secured by a woggle. This tradition goes back to the beginning of the Scout Movement in 1907 and this symbolic meaning of the scarf is even stronger today.
Members of Scouting know that a scarf isn’t just part of the uniform but a powerful symbol reflecting membership within a growing family of over 50 million leaders and young people worldwide. In Australia, the scarf is worn as a uniform essential throughout membership of the Scouting Movement, often lasting many years.
See below some of our supporters – thank you to all involved with this project.
Hunter (Scout), Dakota (Joey Scout), Tania McLaughlin (Group Leader) and Kate Rimon District Commissioner (John Oxley)
presented a supporters scarf to Annastacia Palaszczuk Premier of Queensland (Member for Inala)
Police Commissioner Ian Stewart scarfed up by Alex (Indooroopilly Scout Group)
Robert Irwin – Scouts Queensland 2017 Ambassador
The Hon Mark Bailey (Minister for Transport and Main Roads) is scarfed up by Georgina, Venturer Scout from Clifton Hill Scout Group.
Jess Pugh, MP (Mt Ommaney) has been a huge supporter of Scouting in the area in her short term in office and the two Groups in the electorate both showed up with members for the presentation. She will also be wearing her scarf to the local Centenary suburbs Chamber of Commerce.
Tony Langler (Regional Development Support Officer) and Rachel Devine District Cub Scout Leader (Redcliffe) ‘Scarfed Up’ Ken, Steve and Nicky from 96Five Family Radio at the Hercules Road State School Outside Broadcast. Thank you to our friends at 96Five Family radio for all your ongoing support.
Andrew Powell MP – Member for Glass House
Kevin Sinden Group Leader (Morningside) proudly presented Di Farmer MP (Bulimba) with a supporter scarf to say thank you for all she does for Scouts in the community.
Jarrod Bleijie MP received his “Supporter of Scouting” Scarf from Suncoast Region Commissioner Rob ‘Dingo’ Cullen.
Mark Furner MP Member for Ferny Grove with Owen Richmond – District Commissioner (Sir Leslie Wilson)
Commissioner Cheryl Vardon (Queensland Family and Child Commission) with Scouts Queensland’s Chief Commissioner Daryl Scott and the Kenmore Scouts