It was with great pleasure that I recently attended the ninety seventh birthday of the Hazelbrook Scouts.
Scouts is the biggest and most successful youth organisation in the world, as we have all heard.
Scouts members are in every part of our community. It is not called a worldwide brotherhood of scouting for nothing. Scouting is a fun learning environment for young people.
Scouts can get involved in leadership, performing arts, community service, amateur radio operation, environmental projects and large‑scale Australian events such as Cuborees and Jamborees.
Scouts also learn valuable practical skills such as first aid and cooking. The scouts cooked and served a lovely dinner to all who attended the birthday party in Hazelbrook.
I particularly thank Gavan Hall, the Ellicott family and everyone in the Hazelbrook district.