20th September 2023
Mr GREG PIPER (Lake Macquarie)—Obtaining a Queen Scout Award is no easy feat, and the recent COVID-19 pandemic made achieving this accolade even more difficult. I would like to congratulate 18-year-old Roisin Kennedy from 1st Byattunga Scout Group Morisset, who recently gained this prestigious award in the most trying of circumstances. Roisin started working towards her Queen Scout Award three years ago, but contending with numerous lock-downs across New South Wales and inclement weather conditions delayed her ability to finish some of the necessary outdoor group activities. One such example was the Adventurous Journey which had to be put on hold for several months due to severe storms and the subsequent flooding of trails. She also had to complete the Venturer Scout Leadership Course, Initiative Course and was required to lead group activities such as cross-country skiing, knitting Trauma Teddies for the Red Cross and she also participated in Prospero Players The Crucible performance. Congratulations Roisin, on achieving this very well deserved award.