Well done Luke! Queen’s Scouts Award Recipient

Luke and Kotick Queen's Scout Award Plaque

It was truly wonderful to witness Luke’s presentation of Queen’s Scouts Award on Wednesday 2 August at the Ettalong Scout Hall. All sections of the Broken Bay Scout Group (BBSG) were invited to attend the presentation and celebration of Luke’s achievement (followed by a lovely supper) ahead of a further presentation which took place at Government House in Sydney.

The BBSG presentation was very entertaining. Thank you Zack for your shared insight of experiences with Luke and those that arranged the evening! The Leaders of the BBSG must also be thanked for assisting Luke attain this award.

It has been many years since another BBSG member received this award – 28 years if my maths serves me correctly! From 1989 to 2017.

In honour of Luke’s achievement another plaque was arranged (below).

Luke and Kotick Presentation New Queen's Scout Award Plaque
Luke and Kotick Presentation New Queen’s Scout Award Plaque

For those wishing to know more of what the requirements are to be a worthy recipient of the award – the awardee needs to complete the Venturing Skills Award, personal interviews, and requirements in four award areas:

  1. Adventurous Activities – demonstrates that the Venturer Scout is challenged in initiative, expeditions an outdoor adventures.
  2. Community Involvement – activities centred on citizenship, community service and caring for the environment.
  3. Leadership Development – involvement in Unit management and leadership courses and studying different vocations.
  4. Personal Growth – self development through expressions, ideals, mental pursuits and personal lifestyle.

That’s a lot of work! Well done Luke – I think your smile says it all!

Luke at Government House Queen's Scout Award
Luke at Government House Queen’s Scout Award
Luke Queen's Scout Award Government House Grounds
Luke Queen’s Scout Award Government House Grounds
Luke Ettalong Scout Hall Presentation
Presentation of Queen’s Scout Award Badge
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Off to Mongolia!

Greta and Joel off to Mongolia!
Greta and Joel off to Mongolia!

After much fund raising and loads of effort on their part – Greta and Joel were part of the NSW /ACT group that flew out of Sydney to join the rest of the Australian Contingent in Beijing. Greta and Joel will be able to explore that Beijing has to offer before moving onto the 31st Asia Pacific Region Scout Jamboree in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Try pronouncing that name!

The Jamboree is from 21 July to 7 August 2017 and the theme is “Go Nomad”.

Well done guys and to all that supported you!

Some activities that Greta and Joel will participate include:

  • craft
  • hiking
  • orienteering
  • traditional games, songs and dances
  • riding horses and camels
  • archery and
  • putting up a ger (traditional tent).

We look forward to hearing more about your adventures with other like-minded Scouts and learning more about the unique Mongolian nomadic lifestyle and culture.