Queenscliffe Mayor Cr Bob Merriman has been recognised for Council’s support of the Queenscliff Sea Scouts, being presented with the prestigious Scouts Victoria State Scarf in that honour at an event on Tuesday evening.
Cr Merriman praised young members of the community for their importance to the future of the Borough at the 1st Queenscliff Sea Scout Group annual report and presentation night.
“The future of the Borough belongs to the young people in this community, so it’s important that we recognise their achievements and activities undertaken,” Cr Merriman said.
The night had a special connection to Cr Merriman, who was also a Sea Scout in his youth, and he holds fond memories of his time spent in Scouts and the friends made throughout.
“Being a Scout offers you lifelong learnings and skills such as leadership, teamwork, problem solving and communication. These are such important skills to carry with you in life,” Cr Merriman said.
The Queenscliff Sea Scouts, who meet two nights a week at the Queenscliff Community Hall, provide a safe and fun environment for boys and girls aged 7-17 to learn valuable life skills around practical outdoor activities. Participants are then rewarded with specific badges and uniforms as they work their way up the chain of responsibility.
“All of the Scouts, Group Leaders, helpers and their families have most definitely earned the evening’s celebration,” Cr Merriman said. “Such a night is a celebration of their success.”