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Dr William Wells AM (1939 – 2021)

Members of Scouting from across Australia and the Asia-Pacific Region record with sadness the passing of Dr William Wells AM.

William provided over 62 years of outstanding service to Scouting, commencing as a youth member who progressed to receive the Queen’s Scout Award. He became a leader of his local Scout Group, District and Region. William’s passion for planning and his sharp intellect resulted in him progressing through key leadership roles to become the Chief Commissioner Scouts Victoria (1986-1992) and then Chief Commissioner of Australia (1992 -1999).

William’s distinguished lifetime of service has been recognised as a Committee Member for the Asia-Pacific Region of Scouting with the Asia-Pacific Distinguished Service Award; and in 2002 by the Bronze Wolf, the highest award presented to Scouts across the world. William was a Life Member of the Victorian Branch and a Life Member of the National Council of Australia. His service to the Australia was recognised with the award of the Member of the Order of Australia in1992.

To Helen and the family, our condolences and thanks for the lifetime of service of Dr William Wells AM.

William Wells Portrait