Congratulations Castley - Australian Scout Medallion
Year 10 student Castley Webb, was recently recognised as a role model and leader, as she was presented with the Australian Scout Medallion, at a recent presentation in Melbourne that was attended by hundreds of people from across Victoria.
This award is the highest award earned by Scouts (aged 11-14 years) and recognises leadership, organisation, drive, determination, resilience and a high level of practical Scouting knowledge including campcraft and hiking.
Castley is a member of the 1st Mount Clear Scout Group. She said that to achieve this award she had to participate and lead a variety of activities, such as basic first aid, campcraft skills, navigation skills, 50 nights of camping, 3 day hikes and many more.
“I am very proud to receive this award” she said.
Castley has been in Scouts for 4 years and has completed the Adventurer component in the last 12 months. She will now enter the next youth section of Scouting, called Venturers (aged 15-17 years).
“As a Venturer, I am now striving for the Queen’s Scout Award which is 250 hours of scout and community work over a 3 year period.”
“I would encourage any young person to become a Scout as it really is a lot of fun. I have made a lot of great friends along the way, where we meet weekly and participate in camps, volunteering and working bees.”
The Australian Scout Medallion has three components; The Green Cord, The Leadership Course and The Leadership Activity.