Queen’s Scout presentation
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.