Friday, December 2, 2022


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Banksia Scout Awarded Australian Scout Medallion

Image: Joanne Hamilton SL, Scout Liam Broadbent and DC Katrina Hoare

Banksia Scout Liam Broadbent was recently presented with the Australian Scout Medallion at a Special Ceremony to celebrate the event.

Liam joined Banksia Scout Group as a Cub Scout in 2016 and advanced to the Scout section in 2018.

Despite the challenges over the last couple of years with Coronavirus, Liam managed to complete the activities required for him to achieve this significant award.

Some of these are as follows: for his journey, Liam completed a 32km hike through Eungella visiting both Crediton and the Diggings before finishing at Sky Window, the elective Target Badge completed was Emergencies and his proficiency badges were Abseiling, Animal Keeper, Caving, Entertainer, Fire Awareness, and Information Technology.

He has been an important part of the Unit Council and completed his activities at a high standard.

Liam chose District Commissioner Katrina Hoare to present him with his Australian Scout Medallion and his father Colin Broadbent to present him with his ASM Badge.  

Region Commissioner Mr Dougal McWhinney was present to witness the presentation of this significant award.

Liam said the best activity he attended whilst in Scouts was Capture the Flag, where you get to stay up all night to do the challenges to achieve the goal, and most of all have fun whilst doing it.

He said the thing that has made him a better person by being in Scouting is, he enjoys helping the younger members, the Joey Scouts and Cub Scouts, as it makes him feel like he has accomplished something by encouraging them on their scouting journey.  

In the future Liam would like to gain paddling, archery and abseiling qualifications as he continues in his scouting journey.

BRAVO to Liam and congratulations on receiving this significant award and may you achieve all you set out to do in scouting.

Contributed by Joanne Hamilton

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