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By Peter Douglas

Selby volunteer Neville Aldham has been duly recognised for more than 30 years of service to his community.
At a special presentation on Wednesday 1 November, the former Selby CFA captain received a prestigious Victorian Scout Scarf (pictured).
Mr Aldham was praised for his countless hours of dedication, including his work with Selby community organisations such as the CFA, the Community House, the Primary School and Scouts.
Selby Scouts Group Leader Will Ashburner said there was none finer than Neville.
“We are here to acknowledge your selfless dedication to the Selby community,” he told the gathering.
“Mainly through your service over 30 years as a member of the Selby CFA, much of that as captain.
“We are particularly thankful for your long-standing support of the Selby Scouts.”
Mr Ashburner said that every year the CFA supported the Selby Scouts through allowing the group to sell Christmas trees in the Selby Fire Station car park.
Through such initiatives, both groups have fostered a strong relationship.
“There have been many times … where visits have been made to introduce the work done by the CFA and view the fire trucks and pumps,” Mr Ashburner said.
Mr Ashburner said the importance of mentoring youth through Scouts should not be underestimated.
“Scouting is essentially a social group of adults who are concerned with the training of youth. This is done through a group of trained leaders and supporting parental groups,” he said.
“The Scout movement is the world’s largest youth movement. All Scouts take the same Scout promise, essentially ethics that they will live their life by, and wear the same world friendship badge.
“Scouts also introduce young people to volunteering and community involvement. The CFA is an important institution, our community and the links made now by the Scouts will be beneficial in the future.”

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