Known as the “Man in Khaki Shorts” Graeme was a foundation member in a new Scout Troop. Inspired by the Queen he became a Queen’s Scout, a Scout Leader, and more.
Upon Investiture he promised “his best” in the three-fold duty to ‘God and Queen’,When Graeme joined Scouts aged twelve, who knew it would lead to a commitment beyond forty years? Challenges and adventures within Victoria, interstate and international sites led to an enthralling life.
Hard to imagine how many have been uplifted and encouraged by Graeme in his variety of roles. He’s certainly made a highly valued contribution to the well-being of others around him and has a real gift of being able to enrich young lives, serve the community and support two emergency services.
The inspirational memoir “Graeme, ‘Fleur de Lys’ and Khaki Shorts” contains narrative and anecdote with spiritual overtones. It has been excellently written, appropriately illustrated and is about real life that was inspired only to reach its zenith in community service.
Graeme ‘Promised’; he meant it and lived it throughout all stages of his life. His eminent achievements and exceptional service to Scouts Australia and elsewhere makes outstanding reading to help other people and to fulfilling the Scout Law.
Graeme was also Fire Captain, School Principal, Mayor, Lay Preacher and Justice of the Peace. He has been a powerful influence through his support of community with his special emphasis on youth work.
From Patrol Leader to Scout Leader with up to 100 Scouts before becoming involved with 500 youth members, Graeme’s adventures have ranged from sites local, state, and interstate and even a bit of international action.
Graeme’s distinguished service was at a consistently high level and provided significant and outstanding support to others. The Man in ‘Khaki Shorts’ is respected and highly regarded.