Queen’s Scout Award

The highest award that can be achieved in the Venturer section.

The Queen's Scout Award aims to widen the interests and knowledge of Venturer Scouts and encourage them to 'look wide'. The award is designed to be challenging and encouraging for Venturers over a wide range of activities.

To achieve this prestigious award a Venturer Scout must be able to set a goal; plan progress towards that goal; organise their self and others; and maintain the determination to overcome difficulties and complete the task.

They must also have achieved the Venturing Skills Award and complete the requirements in four award areas:

  1. Adventurous Activities – demonstrates that the Venturer Scout is challenged in initiative, expeditions an outdoor adventures.
  2. Community Involvement – activities centred on citizenship, community service and caring for the environment.
  3. Leadership Development – involvement in Unit management and leadership courses and studying different vocations.
  4. Personal Growth – self development through expressions, ideals, mental pursuits and personal lifestyle.

Completion of the Queen's Scout Award is a major milestone in a Venturers Scouting journey and carries an outstanding reputation within Scouting and the community.

The Award is approved by a Venturer's peers at Unit Council level. This peer review aims to maintain good standards for the award and allow the Venturer's efforts to be judged by those who understand their abilities and goals best.

An adult Leader or Rover who has earnt the Queen's Scout Award is entitled to wear a miniature replica of the cloth badge on their uniform.

Venturers receiving their Queen's Scout Award will be notified by State Office. Further information about receiving the award at the biannual Government House presentations can be found below.

The next Queen's Scout Award ceremonies will be held at Government House on:

  • Saturday 27th April 2019
  • Saturday 10th August 2019

 

The Queen's Scout Award Ceremony and What to Expect

PROGRAM
8:00 am Awardees roll-call at the Government House gate and then rehearsal.

9.00 am Awardees’ guests to enter the grounds of Government House and proceed directly to the Ballroom.

9.40 am Presentation and Ceremony, followed by refreshments on the arcade.

11:30 am Awardees and their guests depart Government House.

It is important that Awardees arrive by 8:00am and Guests arrive by 9.00am and are on time. The presentation runs to a very strict time table. Plan your trip well and allow extra travel time to ensure you arrive promptly at the Government House gate.

As there is an absolute restriction on the number of people who may be seated inside the Ballroom, you may invite up to three (3) family or friends as your guests. All Awardees and Guests will be required to be seated within the Ballroom of Government House during the ceremony. Guests are to assemble at the Government House gate by 9:00am.

Following receipt of your RSVP, State Office will issue the appropriate number of Tickets by email. As admittance is strictly a ticketed entry, it is important that you bring your tickets with you on the day.

Following the ceremony His Excellency and Mrs Hurley, and the Chief Commissioner meet Awardees and guests. All visitors are encouraged to briefly join them and may look around the grounds.

Awardees receiving their Queen’s Scout Award will be presented to His Excellency in groups. Awardees receiving their Baden-Powell Scout Award will be presented to His Excellency individually.

1. As your name is announced step towards His Excellency, stopping one short pace away.
2. Salute His Excellency.
3. Receive the Certificate with the right hand.
4. Thank His Excellency.
5. Shake hands with the left hand. Your photograph is then taken.
6. Queen’s Scout Awardees step back to join their group, Baden-Powell Awardees return to their seat

A high standard of dress has always been an important and integral part of all presentation ceremonies at Government House.
Awardees are to wear the current uniform, as set out below. Variations are not allowed and will not be accepted. Anybody attending the ceremony whose dress does not meet the dress criteria stipulated may be refused permission to participate.
• Scout Shirt: dark blue, incorporating the Scout logo with short sleeve and a collar (the collar, yoke and outside of sleeves in the Section colour), pressed and tucked in.
• Long trousers (slacks) or skirt: light beige in colour and pressed.
• Belt should be black, dark brown or the current blue Scout belt with Scout buckle.
• Socks are to be beige cotton. Long Scout socks or white socks are not permitted.
• Footwear is to be either black or brown polished shoes. Joggers are not acceptable.
• Scarves are to be neatly rolled.
• Awardees and guests are reminded that the dress code within Government House does not permit non-religious headwear to be worn.

The award presentation takes place at Government House. Government House is located in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Macquarie St, Sydney and is a historic site.

Government House has been a home to 27 Governors from 1846 to 1996, and the first five Governors-General from 1901-1914. The current Governor also resides at Government House. It is one of the finest examples of gothic revival architecture in NSW.

Today, Government House is used by the State Government and charitable organisations, and is open to the general public for tours. Government House is a truly spectacular landmark. Take a minute when you attend to appreciate this beautiful building and its surrounds.

Map to Government House 

Travelling by Train or Ferry: You should proceed to the Circular Quay station. Please allow a 10 – 15 minute walk to reach the gates of Government House.

Driving: If you are driving, the best parking available is the Sydney Opera House car park. Wilson Parking manages and operates this car park which serves Sydney Opera House visitors, as well as visitors to Circular Quay and Macquarie Street.

Wilson Sydney Opera House Car Park is located at 2 Macquarie Street (northern end) and is open from 6:00am to 1:00am seven days a week. Fees do apply for Saturdays and Sundays- it is a capped rate of $15.00 if you exit before 5:00pm.

For further information, please visit www.sydneyoperahouse.com/visit/parking.

If the Sydney Opera House Car Park is full, the closest public car parks are: Sir Stamford Hotel car park, Alfred Street or Intercontinental Hotel car park, Phillip Street.

Photography is allowed inside the ballroom at Government House and on the surrounding grounds. Your guests can take their own photographs.

Official photographs will be taken of each Awardee receiving his or her certificate.

An official group photo of all Awardees will also be taken by GS IMAGING GROUP PTY LTD.

To order photos please go to www.gsimaging.com.au

• Online payment options
• Scout payments
• Please follow instructions

Be sure to fill in Awardee’s full name.
Photos will be posted approximately 2 weeks after the ceremony, to the address listed at Checkout.

There are a very limited number of disability spaces inside the gates of Government House.

If you wish to request a space, please contact State Office on (02) 9735 9000 or email awardsceremony@nsw.scouts.com.au.

Alternate disability parking spaces are located in Wilson Sydney Opera House car park.

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