Member for Robertson Gordon Reid was among NSW Senators and NSW Members of Federal Parliament to scarf up for Scouting recently at Parliament House, Canberra.
Fostering greater connection between Parliament and Scouts NSW, the Scarf Up For Scouting event saw elected leaders presented with Scouts NSW supporter scarves and badges.
The event also presented the opportunity for younger local Scouts to visit Parliament House, connect with the elected representatives of their communities and learn more about government.
“Scarf Up For Scouting is a fantastic initiative for Scouts NSW to connect with our elected leaders and also give our Scouts the opportunity to learn more about parliament,” Scouts NSW Chief Commissioner Neville Tomkins said.
“Leadership, teamwork, courage and resilience are skills our elected leaders possess.
“Scouts NSW is proud that these same skills are developed by youth members which holds them in good stead to contribute to Australia’s future.”
Scouts NSW’s Assistant Chief Commissioner for Youth Engagement Meg Cummins said the event was an ideal way for Scouts to become more aware of Australia’s democratic processes and understand how they could play a part in designing their own future.
“This is a critical opportunity for our Senators and Members of the Parliament to inspire and empower our Scouts to see the change they can impart among their community,” she said.
“It’s also an essential opportunity for our young leaders to share the difference they are making at a local level with our elected members and tell the story of our newest generation of leaders.”
Reid said it was a pleasure to be a part of the initiative.
“Scouts NSW is an outstanding community-focused organisation, helping support and mentor young Australians into active citizens,” he said.
“The event was extra special as I met with fellow Coastie, Deputy Chief Commissioner (Operations) Scouts NSW Greg Barnierand got to better understand the work scouts do locally on the Central Coast.
“I look forward to working with Scouts NSW to support our youth and strengthen communities on the Central Coast”.