Scott to Receive Award
Prince George, B.C. – He has been tireless in his efforts to assist veterans, and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 43 and John Scott will soon be recognized for his efforts.
The Medal of Good Citizenship recognizes individuals who, through exceptional long-term service, have made outstanding contributions to their communities without expectation of remuneration or reward. The medal reflects their generosity, service, acts of selflessness and contributions to community life. Nominations for the Medal of Good Citizenship are accepted year-round.
Scott is being recognized for his service to community and countless hours of volunteering include support for a myriad of organizations including the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 43, 2618 Canadian Army Cadets, and chairman of the Cadet League for Cariboo North, former district commissioner of the Nechako Scout district and Scout trainer II and the Legion’s Connaught Youth Centre.
He is also president of the Prince George and Northern BC Chapter of the Canadian Association of Veterans in United Nations Peacekeeping and is currently serving the Royal Canadian Legion as a vice-president of BC/Yukon Command.
Scott says he is honoured to receive the award ” I never dreamed I would be considered for such a prestigious award. The need to give back was ingrained in me throughout my service career and it is something that gives one a feeling of great happiness and fulfillment. You do not need to give away your life’s earnings, or really even your spare change to have a fulfilled life. You just need to donate time to whatever cause you choose and anyone can do that. And you’ll meet some wonderful people in the process.”
On July 1st, he will be presented with the Medal of Good Citizenship at the Canada Day Celebrations at Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park.