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Scouts welcome Hon. Michael Baden-Powell

Scouts welcome Hon. Michael Baden-Powell to Awards ceremony

9 March 2007

The Hon. Michael Baden-Powell, grandson of Lord Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Scouting Movement, will be a special guest at the Scouting Awards ceremony in Invercargill tonight.

The Awards evening marks the start of a weekend of Scouting activity in Invercargill and follows on from the highly successful National Mudslide Day which involved over 10,000 young people nationwide. Awards being presented at a gala event this evening include the Scouting Medal of Merit and the Chief Scout’s Commendation which recognise outstanding leadership and loyalty.

Scouting CEO Geoff Knighton comments that, “Events such as the National Mudslides, the National Schools and an almost endless list of activities which involve literally thousands of people take a great deal of organisation. It is to the great credit of those Scout leaders, parents and volunteers that these events are safe, challenging and a lot of fun. It is this sort of professional leadership, logistical control and loyalty which is being recognised and rewarded in Invercargill this evening and we are proud to congratulate the recipients of each award.”

This year marks the 100th year of the Scouting Movement and the 150th anniversary of the birth of Lord Robert Baden-Powell. Southland is strongly represented in Scouting membership and the region has welcomed the range of new programmes which have been adopted nationally.

ENDS

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