Beaudesert scout leaders awarded for decade of service

SCOUT LEGENDS: Cub Scout leader Katrina Kelly and group leader Marg Manthey receive awards for 10 years of service through Beaudesert Scout Group. Photo: Supplied

SCOUT LEGENDS: Cub Scout leader Katrina Kelly and group leader Marg Manthey receive awards for 10 years of service through Beaudesert Scout Group. Photo: Supplied

TWO of Beaudesert Scout Group's longest-serving leaders have been officially awarded for a decade of service.

Group Leader Marg Manthey, and Cub Scout Leader Katrina Kelly, were both presented with 10-year badges and certificates by Gold Coast Region Scouts district commissioner Steve Marshall on August 25.

Ms Kelly signed on as a leader to support her son Mitchell.

"It's been great to support the kids' development," she said.

"They learn life skills, responsibility and especially respect," she said.

"One of my best moments was seeing my son achieve his Queens' Scout Award, and he has gone on to be Venturer Scout leader, too"

Ms Kelly encouraged more parents to get involved with their local scouts group.

"Do it. Get into it," she said.

"The young ones need it and you'll have a great time yourself."

Ms Manthey was influential in growing Beaudesert Scouts and improving the resources and facilities available for use.

Her service was recognised by Scouts Queensland with a Meritorious Service award in 2018 and as Scenic Rim Regional Council's Senior Citizen of the Year in 2019

"It has taken a long time to build up," she said.

"Scouts helps the kids to expand themselves," Mrs Manthey said. "In a formal education setting some kids can fall through the cracks."

Mrs Manthey said Scouts aimed to help young people to achieve their full physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual potentials as individuals.

"We teach them to become responsible citizens in their local, national and international communities," she said.

Beaudesert Scout Group meets at the Nev Spillane Scout Den at the corner of Eaglesfield and Hart Streets. New adult and youth members are always welcome, find their parent information pack and enrolment forms at scoutsqld.com.au