Yarrawonga Boy Scout Joshua Banks was awarded one of the highest honours in Scouts when he was presented with the Queen’s Scout Badge on Friday, December 8 at the Yarrawonga Scout Hall.
Many friends, fellow scouts and family were in attendance to see Joshua receive this high honour and congratulate him on his success.
The Chief Commissioner of Victoria awarded the Queen’s Scout Badge to Joshua after he demonstrated an outstanding capacity and aptitude for leadership, hard work, dedication and commitment.
He will also be invited to a formal ceremony where the Governor of Victoria, her excellency the honourable Linda Dessau AC will present him with a royal certificate in October 2018.
Less than 0.00001% of the Victorian population are awarded Queens Scouts in any year setting Joshua apart from the populace as one of Victoria’s finest and most outstanding young people.
The award is in recognition of the significant work Joshua has undertaken to help other people, be the best person he could be and an example to all by being trustworthy, helpful, friendly, cheerful, considerate, thrifty, courageous, respectful and environmentally conscious.
Joshua has successfully committed himself to a range of significant and quite substantial projects across four key areas of development in Adventurous activities, community involvement, leadership development and personal growth.
Chief Commissioner of Scouts Australia Brendan J Watson OAM said that Joshua is an amazing young man who is already setting a standard for his peers.
“It is without hesitation that we, on behalf of Scouts Victoria, endorse and recognise Joshua for his outstanding achievements,” Mr Watson said.
“Joshua is an amazing young man who is already setting an exemplary standard for his peers, those younger and indeed to the adults throughout Victoria.
“Joshua is a role model to others and a young Victorian of whom we can all be proud.”