Bankstown Sports Club vice president Richard Philips was given the unusual honour of dedicating the timber floor at the Panania Scout Hall earlier this month.
THE Panania scouts have an improved venue to tread the light fantastic after their hall received a new floor earlier this month.
To celebrate their 65th birthday, the 2nd Panania Scout Group dedicated the new floor on Sunday, November 5.
Bankstown Sports Club vice president Richard Philips was given the unusual honour of dedicating the timber floor, which was funded by his club under the Club Grants NSW program.
Mr Phillips said it was the first time that he had been asked to open a floor.
"Bankstown Sports was proud to support 2nd Panania Scout Group and is big on supporting the community - especially kids," he said.
Scouting royalty, Michael Baden-Powell - the grandson of the founder of the scouting movement, Robert Baden-Powell - and his wife, also attended the celebrations.
Group leader Lionel Pascoe said that as part of the ceremonies, official guests were presented with scarves and made honorary members of 2nd Panania Scout Group.
"The grant by Bankstown Sports ensured that the scout hall was now a safe place for the youth of the Panania area," Mr Pascoe said.