Andrew Taylor, editor of Australian Scout Magazine, to name one of his roles in Scouting, is a State Finalist in the Local Hero section of the Australian of the Year Awards, this follows on from being awarded a Silver Kangaroo by Scouts Australia in the Adult Recognition Awards this year. Scouts Victoria congratulates Andrew on his nomination and well deserved recognition for the work and dedication he puts into Scouting.

Andrew Taylor has been involved in leadership roles in the Scouting movement for more than 40 years including six years as District Commissioner. After moving to Fitzroy three years ago, he established the 1st Fitzroy Scout Group, with a youth-based leadership group, after consulting with schools, police and other local organisations. Drawing on his four decades with Scouts Australia Andrew encourages the local Scouts to dream big, establishing strong links across the local community. To read more about his nomination click here

This is a good opportunity for Groups to think about how they can reward members and supporters for their dedication in assisting them. Click here for a Certificate template you can use to thank someone, identify local, state and national awards, start thinking about who you can nominate for the Adult Recognition Awards for 2013 .  The National Young Achievers Awards are open click here for more details, nominate a Youth member!