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1st Belmont Joeys and Cubs visited Westpac Rescue Helicopter at Belmont Airport. They chatted to the crew and had a great experience learning about the importance of the helicopter service in helping those in need.
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A milestone in 1st Belmont Scout Group after almost 30 years.
Congratulations to Angus who has achieved his Queen’s Scout award who began his scouting journey as a seven year old Joey Scout where he completed his Joey Promise Challenge. He achieved his Grey Wolf in Cub Scouts, Green Cord in Scouts and linked to Venturers, completing the Queen’s Scout award, the highest award in the youth section.
Angus demonstrated persistence and resilience in his achievements in Adventurous Activities, Community Involvement, Leadership Development and Personal Growth in the Queen’s Scout award. Well done to Angus’ family and all scout leaders who have supported Angus.
Four Lake Macquarie Venturers were presented with their Queen’s Scout Award, on Saturday 11th August at Government House in Sydney. The awards were presented to the Venturers by the Chief Scout and Governor of New South Wales, His Excellency General, The Honourable David Hurley.
The ceremony was the 134th Queen’s Scout and the 130th Baden-Powell Awards Presentation to be held at Government House and recognised the achievements of 42 Venturers and two Rovers from across NSW.
To achieve this prestigious award a Venturer Scout must be able to set a goal; plan progress towards that goal; organise their self and others; and maintain the determination to overcome difficulties and complete the task.
They must also have achieved the Venturing Skills Award and complete the requirements in four award areas:
Completion of the Queen’s Scout Award is a major milestone in a Venturers Scouting journey and carries an outstanding reputation within Scouting and the community.
1st Belmont Venturer – Angus Ellis is the first Venturer to achieve the award in almost 30 years. As part of achieving the award, Angus developed his leadership skills running the rock climbing base at the Australian Jamboree in Sydney in 2017. He gained valuable skills in sailing, cross-country skiing and abseiling, assisting the younger participants. During his three years as a 1st Belmont Venturer, Angus held the position of Unit Chair at Belmont and District Council. Angus also participated in the Australian Venture 2018 in Queensland and sailed around the Whitsundays on the Tall Ship, Solway Lass.
1st Swansea Venturers – Alyssa Collins and Stella Fuller-Simpson are the first female Venturers to achieve the award from the Swansea Unit, with Alyssa being the first Venturer in 26 years to achieve the award at Swansea.
1st Warners Bay Venturer – Alex Morgan, followed in his older brother Nick’s footsteps achieving the award a year after his brother.
Congratulations to all the Hunter and Coastal Venturers who were presented with the Queen’s Scout Award on Saturday and hearty encouragement to those Venturers on the Queen’s Scout journey.
Great teamwork with 1st Warners Bay Scouts fundraising for the Australian Jamboree 2019 at Belmont Bunnings where we sold 568 sausages with 1200 slices of bread and about 40 kilos of onions! We also recycled a stack of sausage trays, cardboard and drink cans and finished up with only 2 bags of rubbish.
Thank you everyone for supporting our scouts.
Meeting up with the Wrenbury Beavers, U.K. Had great time in the assault course through the woods, river crossings, rock painting and chatting about the adventure begins!