NEWS RELEASE · 5th March 2012
A member of the Terrace RCMP has been selected for a Scout Leader of 2012 award. Constable Angela Rabut, an eleven year veteran of the RCMP and the Crime Prevention/Media Liaison coordinator has been a volunteer with Scouts Canada for three years.
“They were short leaders, so I stepped up and volunteered. It is a great opportunity to be a role model and to interact with youth in a positive atmosphere. I have really surprised myself at how much I enjoy being Rusty”, her Beaver leader name.
Constable Rabut’s son, Thomas Dame, accepted the award on her behalf as she was on training at the Pacific Region Training Cenre in Chilliwack. Her three sons have been enrolled in the Scouts program for five years.
“ I really try to keep our meetings active and outdoors. Back to the basics, something lacking with our electronic filled world,” says Constable Rabut.
“On and off duty, it is members like Constable Rabut that demonstrate commitment to our community,” says Inspector Dana Hart.
Beavers is the entry level for Scouts Canada for boys and girls between ages 5 to 7. Beavers meet once a week for 10 months of the year. Plus, there are camps on some weekends and other extra meetings for various activities.
Commitment and a positive attitude are key to the success of the program. Terrace has 33 registered leaders and 94 registered youth. It is one of the most successful programs in British Columbia.
Congratulations and Thank You
Comment by MaggieJo Johnson on 5th March 2012
Thank you for volunteering your time/efforts to engage yourself in the Community on your "off hours" from work. Your efforts are no doubt impressionable on these lads, as you aid in helping them build a firm foundation in their youth to be good, productive members of Society.
Thank you for your example which challenges others in the same regard to reach out as we are able.
Way to go Rusty!
Comment by A Beaver Mom on 5th March 2012
Congratulations Rusty, your pack is very proud of you. Maybe if more people were committed and dedicated to making a difference our country would be a much better place. I commend all of the volunteers in service clubs that work hard to make a difference.