McGowan now a good scout
Rockingham Scouts have a new honorary member, inducting Premier Mark McGowan into their group earlier this month.
Mr McGowan attended the investiture ceremony and joined the ranks of honorary members such as Chief Scout of WA Kim Beazley and World Chief Scout Bear Grylls.
Leader of the Rockingham Scouts Leslie Schryver said Mr McGowan was convinced to join their group after youth members wrote him letters during lockdown, persuading him to take on the new role.
“The Premier was identified by them as someone who, through his service to our State, is an inspiration to them,” Ms Schryver said
“They are really excited that their persuasive letters were not only convincing but were received with humility and good grace”.
Mr McGowan said he was very happy to have been given the opportunity to join the scouts group and acknowledged that “important scouting values are of responsibility, community and respect”.
“I am pleased to have been chosen as an honorary member of Rockingham Scouts and receive their membership scarf,” he said.
Ms Schryver said the Premier was “extremely generous” with his time, making all of the kids feel special.
“Its our 60th anniversary in August next year and his office said it’s the sort of thing he would come back for,” Ms Schryver said.
“The kids are just beyond themselves about it, they’re so happy”.
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