Last week the Kawana Scout Group proudly celebrated two of their Venturer Scouts receiving their Queen Scout Award by holding a Presentation Ceremony at the Scout hall in Buddina on Saturday 14th September 2013.
The Queen Scout Award is the highest achievement that can be obtained in Scouts and is highly regarded in the community at large. The Royal Certificate was presented to Brooke Shepherd and Peter Robinson at Government House by the Governor General of Queensland the Honourable Ms Penelope Wensley.
The requirements for achieving the Award are designed to be inspiring and challenging and it has been many years since the last Queen Scout Award was awarded in the Kawana Scout Group.
Venturer Scouts are aged between 14 and 18. Leadership development, outdoor activities, personal growth and community involvement are key components of the Award and it takes much dedication to fulfil the requirements.
The Honourable Jarrod Bleijie, Queensland’s Attorney General, attended the ceremony and was complimentary of the Scout Program. He stated that it was pleasing to see our youth being involved in community activities and the Kawana Scout Group fulfilling the Scouting aim of developing young people to take a constructive role in society and communities.
Local identity Kevin Asmus, who was instrumental in the formation of the Kawana Scout Group in 1984, was Master of Ceremonies for the event and proudly supported these two young people and the wonderful award they have achieved.
After the completion of formalities the celebrations began with over 100 guests, youth members and families enjoying the festivities which included a jumping castle, face-painting, sausage sizzle and a disco. BRAVO Brooke and Peter.