Students win scout awards

June 2, 2015

Congratulations are in order for three current St Patrick’s College students who have recently been honoured with prestigious scouting awards.

Year 9 students Samuel Geddes, Isaac Muller and Emmett Murphy were presented with the Australian Scout Medallion on Saturday, May 9 in a presentation attended by hundreds of people across Victoria.

Samuel is a member of the 1st Wendouree Scout Group, Isaac is a member of the 2nd Melton Scout Group and Emmett is a member of the 1st Mount Clear Scout Group.

All recipients of the award have displayed levels of leadership, organisation, drive, determination, resilience and high-level practical scouting knowledge like campcraft and hiking.

All three boys will now enter the next youth section of scouting, called Venturers. The first part of the Venturers award scheme will see the boys on their way to earning two Vocational Education and Training Certificates.

The Chief Commissioner of Scouts Victoria Mr Bernard Watson said he was very proud of the boys’ achievements.

“Scouting is working with schools to support young people in a pathway to further education,” Mr Watson said.

“We are very proud of the achievements of the tens of thousands of young people who enjoy the scouting program and the life-changing benefits it brings.”