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Daniel Hose, Queen's Scout Award

Mr MATT KEAN ( Hornsby ) ( 1 6:00 ): One day Bear Grylls will meet his match, but little does he know that that match will most likely be one of Hornsby's homegrown scouts, Daniel Hose. The Queen's Scout Award is the highest youth award achievable within the Scouting movement in the Commonwealth. Although to some people being awarded the Queen's Scout Award may seem easy, one actually has to be the crème de la crème to achieve such an incredible feat. Through his quiet determination Daniel has completed every task with the highest success. Daniel attained the Grey Wolf in Cubs, the Scout Medallion in Scouts, and now, in Venturers, he has attained the Queen's Scout Award. This task requires four components: Adventurous Activities, Community Involvement, Leadership Development, and Personal Growth.

Each task is rigorous and challenging, and it takes the highest level of expertise and determination to complete each component. To fulfil these tasks, Daniel completed the Endeavour Award, which requires a Venturer to pursue a major interest through research, application and reflection on personal endeavour, and must be done over a period of at least 50 hours or more. It is with great pleasure that I commend Daniel on achieving these incredible feats. But his success comes as no surprise as his parents, Greg and Belinda, are two of the most committed, hardworking and dedicated community people I have ever met. The apple has not fallen far from the tree.

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