Wagga man Joe Mack has been recognised for his years of service to Scouting.
Mr Mack, a Scout leader, has been awarded a Special Service Award by the chief Scout of Australia, Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove, for his noteworthy contribution as troop leader at the 2016 Australian Jamboree and to the success of the 1st Wagga Scouts Group.
Adult recognition awards are presented each year to volunteer leaders and supporters who have given valuable service above and beyond what is normally expected of a person in that position.
“Our leaders devote significant time and energy to Scouts for the benefit of our youth members, encouraging and inspiring them to challenge themselves in the great outdoors," said Wayne Geale, the Riverina Scouts region commissioner.
“It’s wonderful to see our leaders recognised for the positive impact they have on the lives of so many young people across the Riverina. Joe is an excellent role model for Scouts and Leaders alike and he has earned this recognition.”
In addition to his role at 1st Wagga, Mr Mack has also been a key driver in co-ordinating a greater range of adventurous activities at a regional level in his capacity as district Scout Leader.
As troop leader at the 2016 Australian Jamboree, Mr Mack ensured daily operations ran smoothly and the adventure was one the Scouts would never forget.