Burlington Area Scouting Honoured

On April 7, Scouts Canada, Burlington Area was awarded the 2011 Mayor’s Community Service Award for a non-profit organization.  The award is jointly presented by the Burlington Chamber of Commerce and the City of Burlington. Recipients are evaluated on the basis of criteria that show how they contribute to Burlington quality of life, making Burlington a better place in which to live and work.  Burlington Area’s award category is for a notforprofit organization providing charitable works or services in Burlington.  Recipients must be located within the City of Burlington and not have received a Mayor’s Community Service Award within the past five years. 

Area Commissioner Andrew Dixon, Area Youth Commissioner Jeff Doucette, and former Area Commissioner / current Deputy Council Commissioner Greg Hunt accepted the award on behalf of the many volunteers that are a part of Scouting’s leadership in the Area.  In the video above, which was part of the presentation, Scouter Greg speaks of the accomplishments in the Area over the past few years, and the exciting future of Scouting.

Scouts Canada, the country’s leading youth organization, offers challenging programs for boys, girls and youth age 5-26 in thousands of individual groups in most cities and towns across Canada.