Congratulations to our Australia Day 2022 award recipients!

Across Australia a select group of Scouting people was named in the Order of Australia list.

In Victoria, we’re proud of David and Janet Bryar of 1st Ivanhoe who were both awarded the OAM. David has also held the role of State Leader Sailing and is currently State Leader Sea Scouts in the Adventurous Activity Team. As well as a Leader role at Ivanhoe, Jan also has the role of District Leader Cub Scouts at Banyule. We’re grateful for their service to Scouting and proud of their achievements.

We congratulate the following Scouting members who were honoured with an OAM today for their service to Scouting and community:

  • John Cornish, former Chief Commissioner Tasmanian Branch
  • John Beare, former Leader Goondi Scout Group QLD
  • David Bryar, State Leader Sea Scouts and Leader at 1st Ivanhoe VIC
  • Janet Bryar, DL-CS Banyule and Leader at 1st Ivanhoe VIC
  • Philippa Bloomfield, Project Coordinator Guides NSW
  • Graham Dark, former Acting Commissioner Maitland District NSW 
  • Garry Davis, former Leader 1st Millicent SA
  • Ian Frame, former Leader 2nd Turramurra NSW
  • Irma Howell, Heritage Team Queensland Branch
  • Helen McIntosh, former Leader Beechworth Cub Unit Vic
  • Benedict Soler, former Leader 9th Richmond Vic
  • Mervyn Whiting, former District Scout Leader NSW Branch
  • John Ziesing, former Leader South Australia Branch

Kathryn Presser, Treasurer of Fullerton Scout Group in South Australia, was recognised with an AM.

We’re also extremely proud of our members who were honoured in their local communities. These include:

  • Terri Verberne - Citizen of the Year for Maroondah
  • Hannah Leverton - Myrtleford and District Young Achiever

We proudly congratulate all these worthy awardees and gratefully acknowledge their service to Scouting.

In addition to the Australia Day Honours, many Scouts Victoria members will be recognised by their local councils for their contribution to their communities. As this news hits your local area, please share it with us via email at We will publish an updated list on this page.

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