On Friday 20 January NSW Chief Commissioner, Neville Tomkins OAM, travelled to Dubbo to meet with Kevin “Stack” Haycock OAM who is in ill health and unable to return to his home in Tamworth.
Stack has been a continuous Member of the Scouting Movement for 76 years, 66 as a leader. He has been a member of the Training Team for 53 years and a Leader Trainer for 51 years. His leadership roles included RC (ATD) Country Area, AC Northland, RC North West, State Commissioner Special Projects (National Indigenous Scout Program) and numerous other Commissioner responsibilities. He is now an Honourary Commissioner and a Branch Life Councillor.
In recognition of Stack’s outstanding contribution to Scouting, the Chief Commissioner presented him with a framed Certificate of Appreciation which now adorns the wall of Stack’s Dubbo residence.
Bruce Stewart, North West Region Chairman, Graeme Fordham AM, former North West Area Commissioner and Chief Commissioner and Roger Butler OAM, a former Region Commissioner of North West, travelled from Tamworth, Armidale and Moree respectively for the occasion. Stack’s youngest son, Andy, was also preseent.
Stack felt both humbled and honoured to receive the award, but also for the effort of his Scouting colleagues to travel to Dubbo to make it.