Molly and the Grey Wolf
Thursday, 23rd May, 2019
Molly Molloy has become the recipient of a prestigious Scout award putting her in the top ten per cent of her level.
Molly is part of the Third Broken Hill Sea Scouts and received the Grey Wolf Scouting Award.
This is the highest award that a Cub Scout can achieve and as such less than 10 per cent ever achieve it.
Molly has demonstrated initiative by completing badge work covering a wide array of skills and challenges increasing in difficulty as she progressed through the Bronze, Silver and Gold Boomerang awards, as well as a number of special interest and achievement badges.
Molly has been working towards this award for the past two years.
Her mum Kellie said it really helps build leadership skills.
“That’s where the leadership steps in,” she said.
“She also attended a leadership course during the year.”
Molly said she loved the leadership course and had a great time with friends she has made throughout Scouts.
She said she was shocked to receive her Grey Wolf badge.
“It was amazing, I was shocked when I got it, I didn’t even realise.”
Kellie said Molly had to reach a number of achievements but then had to send away for the badge to be approved.
“There’s a strict criteria.
“Once she moves up a category, she will have to start earning badges again but she will keep the Grey Wolf Badge.”
One requirement of the Grey Wolf award is to lead a group of six other Cub Scouts on a two-hour hike.
Molly was responsible for planning and implementing all logistical aspects of the hike, ensuring that they each had all the necessary equipment and the route was mapped out.
She then had to lead the scouts on the hike, ensuring that it was a success.
Molly also created a fantastic Jungle Book diorama that has become a valuable resource to be used by the Cub Pack.
Third Broken Hill Sea Scouts leader Trevor Dart presented Molly with her award at a special ceremony last Thursday night.
Molly was presented with a certificate, Grey Wolf uniform badge, and a special Grey Wolf woggle.
Molly has shown great leadership in her time as a Cub Scout, receiving “Cub of the Year” in 2017 and is currently a ‘Sixer’ who is in charge of leading a small group of scouts each week.