As we near the end of the 2012-2013 Scouting season, now is a particularly busy time for leaders in all sections as camps, outdoor adventures, swim-up and other key activities take place – all guided by the efforts of dedicated volunteers.
Tonight, two of the 3rd Ottawa section volunteers were the first recognized under the new Outstanding Service Awards (OSA) program launched by Scouts Canada this year. The new program aims to recognize high quality programs and the volunteers who enable them more regularly and under more fair processes. As part of the OSA, for example, length of service was removed as a measure to receive an award; this enables good volunteers of any length of service to participate. The program is driven by feedback from the Scouting community, parents and youth involved in the Scouting program.
Mike Seufert, a Troop leader, and Wesley Rodney, or “Turtle” a Beaver leader, were both awarded the Certificate of Commendation for Service to Scouting, along with a certificate and a special badge to wear on their uniforms. Mike has worked tirelessly in the Cub and Scout sections to drive quality programs and give the youth the adventure promised in the Scouting program; his energy and enthusiasm for the programs shine through, working with the team of Troop leaders to do everything from long hikes to trips to Germany. Wesley works to provide an unparalleled Beaver program for our youngest members, who enjoy his boundless energy and drive to provide quality programs – along with the entire team of Beaver leaders (he would want us to say that!)
Congratulations to Mike, Wesley, and all of our Colony, Pack and Troop leaders who provide such amazing programs to our youth at the 3rd Ottawa. You inspire us all!
Sincerely Yours in Scouting,