Queen’s Scout pre­sen­ta­tion

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Only a se­lect few Ven­tur­ers, who are mem­bers of the Scout­ing move­ment at­tain the high­est scout­ing achieve­ment, the Queen’s Scout award but Adam Mor­ley from the First Yar­ra­wonga Scout Group has done just that.

The Year 12 Sa­cred Heart Col­lege stu­dent and School Cap­tain has jug­gled a rig­or­ous aca­demic cur­ricu­lum with his favourite af­ter­school pur­suit.

The Queen’s Scout Award rep­re­sents hun­dreds of hours of ded­i­cated de­vel­op­ment in ar­eas in­clud­ing ser­vice to com­mu­nity, lead­er­ship, per­sonal growth and out­door adventure.

The Ven­tur­ers plan their own Queen’s scout pro­gram and ex­er­cise ex­em­plary self- dis­ci­pline to see it through. The award re­flects ini­tia­tive in tack­ling chal­lenges, sus­tained ef­fort across many months and years, plus com­mu­nity ser­vice, team­work and lead­er­ship.

Adam said that the jour­ney to achieve his Queen’s Scout Award has been a chal­leng­ing one but in­cred­i­bly re­ward­ing.

“It has en­abled me to par­tic­i­pate in a va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties, grow as a per­son and ex­pe­ri­ence pos­si­ble vo­ca­tions,” Adam said.

“While the work­load and com­mit­ment of com­bin­ing school and Ven­tur­ers was test­ing at times, I now feel like I can achieve any­thing I set out to do in the fu­ture.

‘‘Over­all, do­ing this award was one of the great­est things I’ve ever done and I’m ex­tremely hon­oured with the achieve­ment.”

Julie John­son, Adam’s Ven­turer Leader, re­it­er­ated that the Queen’s Scout Award is a marker of fu­ture suc­cess in life.

“Only a small per­cent­age of Scouts reach this level and many fac­tors, ex­ter­nal and in­ter­nal, help a Scout reach their true po­ten­tial,” Julie said.

“Our youth mem­bers are well sup­ported by their vol­un­teer lead­ers, their fam­i­lies and of­ten their teach­ers, but ul­ti­mately the de­ci­sion to strive to be among the few who reach this level in Scout­ing is a per­sonal choice and of­ten an in­di­ca­tor of fu­ture suc­cess.

“It is an ex­tra­or­di­nary ef­fort for these al­ready oc­cu­pied sec­ondary stu­dents in their fi­nal years at school to achieve their Queens’s Scout at the same time.

“We, the en­tire Vic­to­rian Scout­ing com­mu­nity, are ex­tremely proud of these Ven­tur­ers suc­cess in achiev­ing their Queen’s Scout Award and we hope that to­day Adam Mor­ley en­joys ev­ery mo­ment of his well-de­served cel­e­bra­tion.”

Adam Mor­ley is the son of Sheree and Alan from the Cen­tral Mo­tel Yar­ra­wonga.

The Yar­ra­wonga Ven­turer Unit meets Fri­day nights be­tween 7.30pm to 9.30pm at the Yar­ra­wonga Scout Hall.

The Yar­ra­wonga Ven­trurer Unit wel­come any young peo­ple be­tween 14 – 18 years old who would like to see what ven­tur­ing is all about.

Come along and try Ven­tur­ing.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact Julie on 0438 268 395.

Lo­cal State Mem­ber of par­lia­ment, Ovens Val­ley MP Mr Tim McCurdy con­grat­u­lates Adam Mor­ley on his Queen’s Scout Award with Ven­turer Leader Julie John­son.

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