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Recognition of Our Members

Congratulations to our 2024 Australia Day Honours Award recipients

This Australia Day, Scouts Australia was delighted to see a number of its members receive an Australia Day Honour for their outstanding contribution to their communities. Scouting members were also recognised by their local communities in award ceremonies around the country. Scouts Australia congratulates them all.
Australia Day Honours 2021 Wattle

Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia

  • Peter Murray, Lord Baden-Powell Society – Scouts Australia
  • Penelope Becchio, Special Project State Commissioner – Scouts New South Wales
  • John Ebbott, Former Leader – Scouts New South Wales
  • The late Brian Green, Former Member – Scouts New South Wales
  • Paul Rogers, Former President – Scouts New South Wales
  • Don Leeson, Fellowship – Scouts Victoria
  • Michael Patten, Former Chief Commissioner – Scouts Tasmania
  • Samuel Southall, Life Member – Scouts Western Australia


Member (AM) of the Order of Australia

  • Her Honour Chief Judge Elizabeth Morris, Former President – Scouts Northern Territory
  • Heather Stringer, Honorary Commissioner – Scouts Victoria
  • Ronald Pickford, Former Member – Scouts Victoria


Officer (AO) of the Order of Australia

  • The Honourable John McKechnie KC, Former Chair – Scouts Western Australia


Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM)

  • Melissa Vreugdenburg, Assistant Cub Leader – Scouts New South Wales