Shepparton teen Caitlyn Hay's community work has been rewarded with the Australian Scout Medallion.JENNA BISHOP May 6, 2014 3:14am
A Shepparton girl has been recognised for her dedication and community service after being awarded the highest Scout medal, the Australian Scout Medallion.
Caitlyn Hay received the pinnacle award at a special ceremony in Melbourne on Saturday and is only the third Scout from her group to receive the accolade.
Caitlyn, 15, said plenty of blood, sweat and tears had gone into achieving the medal, which took five years of Scout training to complete.
She said friendship and teamwork helped her achieve the medallion.
‘‘When you feel you can’t do it, you get a boost of confidence from other people telling you that you can do it,’’ she said.
The Wanganui Park Secondary College Year 9 student is part of First North Shepp Scout Group.
Caitlyn said she had learned plenty of skills at Scouts, including survival, organisation and leadership abilities.
‘‘It teaches you things about yourself that you didn’t know before. When I started, I was quiet and shy and now I’m the loudest person there,’’ she said.
Caitlyn said she loved Scouts because it got her outside having fun with other people.
‘‘It’s much better than sitting inside,’’ she said.
Caitlyn said she hoped to go to Japan to the World Scout Jamboree next year.
Much like the 16-year-old teenager who outgrows their childhood bedroom, it’s time for Kyabram Fauna Park’s saltwater crocodile Getcha to upgrade to a larger enclosure.
Dawn Tabor 10 January 1944 – 10 September 2016
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
MELINDA Gates once said ‘‘a woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman’’.
OUR Lady of the Sacred Heart Elmore was a sea of colour earlier this month for Footy Colours Day.
THERE were picnics galore at St Augustine’s College recently as the school celebrated St Augustine’s Day with a whole college mass and a community picnic on the school oval.
Seymour A and B-grade in season decider
Extensive rainfall in the Southern Riverina is having a negative impact on farming.
When Pyalong Primary School does something, it does it well. Here are the students all dressed up for the school's recent Roald Dahl day to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the author’s birth on September 13, 1916.
Former Moira Shire mayor Marie Martin will be running in the upcoming council election.
Nick Caruso will compete in tumbling at the National Clubs Championships in Bendigo tomorrow.
Tuesday, August 16
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.