Coast leaders recognized for service


July 24, 2014 10:08 AM

From left: Michele Stewart, Elliott Trueman, Katharine Trueman, Warren James and Eleanor Oakley.

Three Sunshine Coast Scouting leaders were recently recognized for their years of service to the Scouting movement.

Warren James, a member at large with Pacific Coast Council of Scouts Canada, received a certificate and pin for 20 years of leadership. James has been a strong supporter of Scouting on the Sunshine Coast for many years, mainly with the 2nd Sechelt Scout Group. He is currently one of the volunteers responsible for the operation of Camp Burley, the Scouts Canada camp on Mixal Lake.

Elliott Trueman, the leader of the 6th Roberts Creek Cub Scout Pack, received a certificate and pin for 35 years of leadership. Trueman has been involved with the 6th Roberts Creek Scout Group for more than 12 of those years, and before that in North Vancouver.

Katharine Trueman, the leader of the 6th Roberts Creek Beaver Scout Colony and the group commissioner of the 6th Roberts Creek Scout Group, received a certificate signed by the patron scout of Scouts Canada and Governor-General of Canada David Johnston, for 50 years of leadership. She has been a leader with the 6th Roberts Creek Beaver Scout Colony and coordinator of the annual Council Beaver summer camp for the last 23 years, and before that was in many leadership roles in Scouting in North Vancouver.

The certificates were presented to these deserving leaders by Eleanor Oakley, the council commissioner for Pacific Coast Council, and by Michele Stewart, the deputy council commissioner, recognition, Pacific Coast Council.

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