The joeys and cubs of the 3rd Rose Bay Judean Scout Group recently organised a clean-up of Dudley Page Reserve in Dover Heights and its surrounds.
The 3rd Rose Bay Judean is the only Judean Scout Group in NSW and it meets up every Tuesday afternoon at the Bondi Scout Hall.
The Judean Scout Group is currently recruiting leaders to cater for its growth, and recently appointed Garry Browne as its new patron.
Browne is a recipient of the Queen’s Scout Award – scouting’s most prestigious peak award. His involvement extends to many commercial, community and not-for-profit organisations where youth personal development and education are involved. He follows in the steps of his late father, who was a patron of the Judean Scout Group for many years.
Browne’s professional expertise has stretched four decades in building brands both commercial and personal. As a CEO he has developed and grown some of the best-known consumer brands in this country and has been the catalyst for helping people build their own personal brands. This involvement extends to the community and Browne now divides his time between roles in the corporate, government, not-for-profit and community spaces. He also recently wrote his first book, Brand New Brand You and has a podcast called The Personal Brand Catalyst.
“It was a great honour to be chosen as patron because I was a Queen’s Scout growing up in Sydney, and the organisation helped me grow as a young man and develop skills that I would not have ordinarily acquired if I had not joined scouting,” Browne said.
“Being a scout is about learning the proper way to do things. It’s about being honest, friendly and trustworthy. It is also about learning skills and appreciating the natural environment.”
Group leader Leon Waxman said Browne’s involvement and experience will help to reinvigorate Jewish scouting in the Sydney community.
“We appreciate the fact that Garry is prepared to take the time to act as a role model for these young people to encourage them to become good citizens,” Waxman said.
Scouts Australia is a 70,000-strong organisation and is part of the 40-million-member World Organisation of the Scout Movement. Scouting’s ambition is to be the leading youth development movement in Australia, empowering 83,000 young people to be resilient, self-fulfilled and positive change-makers in their community.