Three members of the Orange's Scout groups joined 55 scouts from across the state in being awarded one of the organisation's top awards.
Thomas McKenzie and Liddian Selwood from 3rd Orange Scout Group and Joe Spencer from 2nd Orange Scout Group joined 55 scouts from across NSW to receive the prestigious Australian Scout Medallion.
As the pinnacle award for the scout section, the medallion demonstrates a scout's commitment to developing their independence and leadership skills.
Scouts receiving the award have shown great personal development and commitment to the three scouting principles.State Commissioner for Scouts Chris Buggie
State Commissioner for Scouts Chris Buggie said it was a "highly commendable achievement for our Scouts and represents hundreds of hours of service, hard work and dedication".
"Scouts receiving the award have shown great personal development and commitment to the three scouting principles; duty to one's faith, duty to self and duty to others," he said.
The award, which was introduced in 2003 to provide an additional challenge for top scouts, brings together a number of key skills and elements learnt through scouting.
Participation in a leadership course and completion of the adventurer cord is required to earn the medallion.
Scouts also need to demonstrate an active leadership role by taking part in the Australian Scout Medallion leadership activity.
Recipients were presented the award by the chief commissioner of Scouts NSW on behalf of the Governor of New South Wales at a ceremony at Sydney's Luna Park on Sunday.
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