Scouts top honour to send off Patrick

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Carey Park Scouts are proud of Patrick Stephenson, who has earned his Queen's Scout award.
Camera IconCarey Park Scouts are proud of Patrick Stephenson, who has earned his Queen's Scout award. Credit: Ailish Delaney / South Western Times

A Bunbury teenager has been recognised with a prestigious award for venturer scouts — something he has been working towards for several years.

Carey Park Scouts venturer Patrick Stephenson, 18, was awarded the Queen’s Scout badge on January 29 in recognition of him reaching the highest standard in activities from leadership development, outdoors activities, personal growth and community involvement areas.

Awarded to venturer scouts who are up for the extra challenge, the Queen’s Scout honour brings with it a strong reputation within the scouting community.

Patrick said he had been working towards the achievement for 12 years and was proud to receive the award.

“I had to complete a four-day hike and a presentation,” he said.

I couldn’t have done it without my leaders, parents and friends.

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“This has been the perfect send-off,” he said.

“I’m really looking forward to the next chapter.”

Group leader Viv Campbell said Patrick was the sixth venturer from the group to be recognised with the Queen’s Scout award.

“I’m feeling very proud,” she said. “We’re looking for more venturers for the group if anyone wants to get involved.”

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