The Governor was today invested as WA's Chief Scout at a ceremony at Government House.
The Governor was today invested as WA’s Chief Scout at a ceremony at Government House.

Governor invested as Chief Scout, a tour of the Art Gallery of WA and Executive Council

Usually it’s the Governor’s role to preside over investiture ceremonies but today the tables were turned with the Governor officially invested as the Chief Scout of Western Australia at a ceremony at Government House.

Under the guidance of Scouts WA Chief Commissioner Ayden MacKenzie, youth members helped lead the Governor through a traditional ceremony that included the taking of the Scout Promise and the presentation of an official scarf.

The Governor spoke of how his father was a scout from a very young age and that he had talked often of the skills and resourcefulness he developed during his time in the scouting movement, and how the Governor’s father’s experience had resonated with him throughout his life.

The Governor thanked Scouts WA for today’s honour and said he looked  forward to working with the organisation over coming months and years, as their Chief Scout and Patron.

A visit to the WA Art Gallery

The Governor and Mrs Dawson visited the Art Gallery of WA today to learn more about AGWA’s Foundation and the work it does in supporting world class exhibitions in Perth.

As Patron the Governor was keen to hear more about AGWA’s future plans, as well as tour some of the current exhibits.

A meeting of Executive Council

The Governor began his day presiding over a meeting of Executive Council.

Joining him today was Attorney General the Hon John  Quigley MLA, the Hon John Carey MLA, and Clerk of Executive Council Mr Nick Hagley.

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