Scout spirit is alive

Scout spirit is alive

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Liddelow Scout Group celebrate World Scout Scarf Day in Thornlie. Photograph – Aaron Van Rongen.

On Monday evening the Liddelow Scout Group in Thornlie commemorated the very first scout camp held in 1907.

Residents, scouts and community leaders gathered together at Hume Hall on August 1 to celebrate World Scout Scarf Day where all former and current scouts were asked to wear their scarves to showcase the spirit of scouting.

Liddelow Scout Group leader Michelle Rainsforth said the scarf was a strong symbol of the scouts’ promise and mission to leave the world a better place.

“The Liddelow Scout Group scarf is made up from colours of the original groups that joined to become Liddelow,” she said.

“On June 5, 2014 we officially became Liddelow Scout Group after Gosnells and Thornlie scout groups amalgamated.

“In the Liddelow scarf the blue comes from the Thornlie scarf and the yellow comes from the Gosnells scarf.”

As part of the celebrations of World Scout Scarf Day new youth members were presented with membership badges and a group scarf after they made their scout’s promise.

Two members were also linked, which allows them to move from cubs to scouts and mini scarves were presented to City of Gosnells mayor Olwen Searle, Member for Thornlie Chris Tallentire, Member for Southern River Terry Healy and River Ranges district commissioner Tony Smith.

Mr Tallentire said he had delivered on his election promise when he presented the scout group with a $1896 grant.

He said he was stoked to help the scouts with their plans for camping.

“There’s nothing like camping,” he said.

“Western Australia is one of the best places in the world to enjoy the fresh air, have fun looking after yourself and others and toast a marshmallow or two.”

Mr Tallentire said he was also privileged to receive a scarf and to have been made an honour member of the group.