Ewan Huthnance from 1st Springwood Venturer Unit joined more than 30 venturer scouts from across the state receiving the prestigious Queen's Scout Award on Saturday August 10.
He was presented with the award by the Governor of New South Wales Margaret Beazley, AO, QC at Government House, Sydney.
As the pinnacle award for the venturer Section, the Queen's Scout Award requires a venturer scout to set a series of goals, organise themselves and others and maintain the determination to overcome challenges.
The Queen's Scout Award is a significant undertaking, with most venturers dedicating more than 300 hours of work on top of school, work and other commitments.
To earn his award, Ewan participated in Irish dancing, canoeing and volunteered with his local cub pack. He also achieved the Endeavour Award in Expression for his drawing ability.
Ewan is now continuing his scouting journey as a Rover Scout at 1st Blaxland Rover Crew.
State Commissioner for Venturer Scouts, David Jacobs said, "The Queen's Scout Award is an incredible achievement that recognises a venturer's commitment to personal growth and development, as well as community service."
"Venturers who have taken up the challenge have worked hard to complete various activities, which are designed to test self-initiative, management and leadership skills. They should all be very proud of their achievements," Mr Jacobs said.
To achieve the Queen's Scout Award, a venturer must complete the necessary requirements in all four award activity areas including; leadership development, outdoors activities, personal growth and community involvement.
The journey to receive a Queen's Scout Award equips a venturer with organisational skills that prepares them for their future as a graduate, employee, employer or leader.