WHETHER it’s his dedication to his beloved Noble Park Scouts or to the Dandenong Agricultural and Pastoral Society, Springvale South’s Rob Glenn is a true community champion.
The 42-year-old technical team leader at the Dandenong Letters Centre has been named one of 12 national winners in the Australia Post Community Champion awards.
He became involved with the Scouts as a youth before becoming Scout leader.
Recent voluntary duties have included arranging camping for 3000 Scouts at the Australian Jamboree in Elmore, central Victoria.
“The $1000 award will be put to good use to enable underprivileged Scouts to attend our next jamboree in 2010,” Mr Glenn said.
He also heads up the agricultural and pastoral society, which leaves him little time outside of his volunteering and day job.
“You have your home life and you try to fit that in.
“Scouts is something I joined when I was very young. It’s stayed with me all my life and it’s really just part of me.”
Australia Post staff can apply for the award and those successful receive $1000 to donate to a charity or community organisation of their choice; they also get their own $100 gift voucher.
Australia Post state communications officer Gale English said Mr Glenn was a great example of commitment, passion and community spirit.
“He is an inspiring and worthy winner.”