Scouts honour Tyler


“This is only the second time that this honour has been given to a young person since the BPSC (Traditional Explorers Association) was formed 14 years ago. We are here because this is a very significant event,” said Scouter Jim Henry, chief commissioner of the BPSC, who came to Riverside Heights on Saturday, April 13, to present a certificate of commendation in life-saving to Tyler Barkley, who is a Timber Wolf with the 1st Williamsburg BPSC. Joining Henry was Scouter Bob Anderson, quartermaster with the Association. “We felt that Tyler was a Scout who had gone above and beyond the call to help someone in need, to do a good deed.” Tyler’s actions, assisting in the rescue of a badly injured elderly neighbour on March 3, led his Williamsburg group scouter, Joanne Jansen, to recommend him to the BPSC council, which then determined that he should receive the commendation. “The motto of the Timber Wolves is ‘Do your best’,” Henry said. “Tyler did.” From the left are Bob Anderson, Jim Henry, Joanne Jansen and Tyler Barkley.

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