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Scouts celebrate high achievers

Saturday, 12th December, 2020

(Front from left) - Henry McCoy and Emily Scott, (Back from left) Freya Holden and Gabby Forster. (Front from left) - Henry McCoy and Emily Scott, (Back from left) Freya Holden and Gabby Forster.

The Scout of the year awards for 3rd Broken Hill Sea Scouts were celebrated this week at their annual presentation night and Christmas celebration.

The event was held at the Broken Hill Regional Aquatic Centre with the Scouting families.

Joey of the Year - Henry McCoy. Henry was an avid participant in all activities, even during our amended virtual Scouting times. He enjoyed participating every week and was always polite, helpful and kind. Henry is the ideal representation of what a Joey Scout is.

Cub of the Year - Freya Holden. Freya was outstanding all year in Cubs, she particularly showed great leadership skills and was caring and nurturing to younger cubs during Cuboree. Freya has almost completed her Grey Wolf, being the highest award a Cub Scout can earn.

Scout of the Year - Gabby Forster. Gabby is very reliable. She was a youth helper at Cuboree and anytime she is asked to step up, she has always helped out whenever its been needed. Gabby is always polite. 

Venturer ‘Vennie’ of the Year - Emily Scott. Emily could always be relied on to do exactly what was asked, she showed great leadership and organisational skills. Emily would always make sure that things were done properly, and encourage others to do the same.  Emily is a great role model for younger Scouts to look up to. Emily was a huge help to the younger cubs at Cuboree, and would always offer to help, even without being asked. 

The group has had a difficult year during the Covid-19 pandemic, where they were not allowed to hold face-to face meetings for a number of months. Upon retuning to their regular weekly activities, there were additional pressures to ensure there were limited numbers, thorough cleaning, and Covid screening occurring before anyone was able to enter the hall. They were also unable to fundraise for the majority of the year, which has had separate financial consequences for the  group.

There is a great number of Scouts currently involved in the group and they we cant wait to come back bigger and better next year!

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