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On Sunday the 20th March 2011 there was a gathering of Scouting people from Cooks Hill Scout Group, supported by other Groups, Districts and Hunter and Coastal Region Youth Members and Leaders.  

Special_Needs_Church_ServiceOn Sunday the 20th March 2011 there was a gathering of Scouting people from Cooks Hill Scout Group, supported by other Groups, Districts and Hunter and Coastal Region  Youth Members and Leaders. 

They gathered at St Andrews Presbyterian Church in Newcastle for the annual Scout Parade organised by the Leaders from Cooks Hill Group. It was good to see a number of retired members of the Scout movement as well.

Venturers and Leaders from Cooks Hill Group did most of the service. The Rev David Campbell proudly wore his Centenary scarf which was presented to him during the Centenary Scout Parade in 2008.

During the Service Region Commissioner for Special Needs Mr Allan Richardson was presented with a talking Bible. Allan suffers from Macular Degeneration and the gift of the Bible will assist him to continue reading the Bible.

The sermon was presented by State Commissioner for Special Needs, Mr Jan Steinfurth OAM. Jan incorporated the theme “You can Do It”.  As part of the sermon, Jan spoke about a Scout Group in the Netherlands and who uses the name Nanne Zwiep as their Group name. In the Netherlands, Groups do not use the name of their town or suburb as the Group name but they use a significant name.


The Scout Group, Nanne Zwiep, was formed on May 1, 1945, almost immediately after the war in Enschede, Netherlands ended. The name was given in memory of the Rev Nanne Zwiep, who under all difficulties stood up against the Nazis. Rev Nanne Zwiep was picked up by the Nazis in April 1942 and in November of that year died in a concentration camp. Nanne Zwiep stood up against the wrongs of this world and he paid the price.

 

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