2019 Australia Day Honours
Congratulations to all Australians recognised in the 2019 Australia Day Honours List for service to their communities. We are especially proud of our Scouting Adults and Young People who have been or will be recognised this Australia Day.
We especially congratulate Graham Coates AM, immediate past President of Scouts SA, honoured for his contribution to Scouting Internationally, Nationally and within South Australia. Graham has been awarded an AM -Member of the Order of Australia.
We also congratulate Norma Keily OAM, Scout Social and Service Group on her recognition. Norma has been awarded an OAM, (Medal of the Order of Australia) for her contribution to her local and wider community.
Co-incidentally both Graham and Norma served at Happy Valley Scout Group, Graham as GL through the 80's and 90's, before his service to the Branch on the Development Committee and then 14 years with the Branch Executive Committee, two of those as Vice President and seven as President. Norma was a Cub Scout Leader in the early 90's. Well done Happy Valley Scout Group!
We also congratulate and acknowledge here, other Scouters awarded an AM in the Australia Day 2019 Honours;
- John de Wijn QC,AM, currently Vice President in Victoria, for significant service to youth through Scouts and to taxation law.
- Graeme Stickland AM, former Chief Commissioner of WA.
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of any of our Scouting Adults or Young People that are recognised by their local communities this Australia Day or at any time .