Nicholas Callister Receives Top Australian Scouting Award

Congratulations to Braemar College’s Nicholas Callister in Year 9 who recently received the Australian Scout Medallion – the top award in the Scout section in Australia.

Nicholas was required to complete three rigorous components – The Green Cord, The two-day Leadership Course and a Leadership Activity.Unknown-1

Nicholas is now entering Venturers. If he works through the Venturer section and the award scheme, he may be eligible to apply for early admission to universities that recognise the Scouting education program.

For example, the ACU Early Achievers Program (EAP) provides a significant reduction in ATAR points for many of their courses. Those offered an early place may have their ATAR reduced to 70 for Law, Law dual degrees and Physiotherapy, 65 for Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology, and 58.5 for all other degrees.

Callister, NicholasAccording to Brendan J Watson OAM, Chief Commissioner, Scouts Victoria, “Scouting is working with schools to support young people in a pathway to further education.”

The Australian Scout Medallion presentation ceremony was attended by hundreds of people from across Australia, and Nicholas was one of only 76 Scouts to receive the award.

Nicholas is a member of the 3RD SUNBURY Scout Group.


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