Re: Q or K Scout
Geoff Green (ggre1@AURORA.CC.MONASH.EDU.AU)
Tue, 30 Aug 1994 22:31:26 +1000
On Tue, 30 Aug 1994, Brian Moretta wrote:
> > From: mungo <Mick.Stevenson@ITS.UTAS.EDU.AU>
> > >Is this true? Were those Scouts before 1952 (or whenever Elizabeth II
> > >was crowned) considered King's Scouts?
> > In Australia it was a King's Scout award while a King was reining and
> > Queen's Scout while a Queen was (is).
> The impression up here is that in the not too distant future Australia
> will declare itself a republic, leave the Commonwealth, remove the Queen
> as head of state and generally stick two fingers up at Britain (so the
> tabloids here seem to think!:-) I mean the prime minister actually *TOUCHED*
> the Queen. How could he ? :-)) ) Which raises the question, would it still
> be appropriate to award Queen's Scout Awards ?? If not, are there any
> plans to change it and if so to what ?
Well not as far as I know (there haven't even been talk about this) but
remember she's not "The Queen" in our promise anymore she's now "The Queen
Of Australia" :) So I would assume that we keep her. I get the feeling
that all the talk about becoming a republic is a lot of hot air as it has
suddenly become unfashionable for the Gov to discuss it. :)
As for our "Hands On" PM... here are a few of his more famous quotes to
judge him by.
"*Thrrrrruuuuppp*" (yes he blew a Raspberry)
Note all of these were quoted on the floor of parlament :)
Oh well it makes interesting viewing on TV :)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City