I congratulate Claire Dunning and Tessa Hitchens from the 1st Blaxland Scout Group on receiving the prestigious Queen's Scout Award.
On 12 February 2019 I was privileged to attend the Blaxland Venturer Scouts group for the Queen's Scout Award ceremony when I had the honour of presenting the award to Claire and Tessa. As their local member, I was very pleased that the Governor of New South Wales formally presented the girls with the award. Those girls will cherish that very proud moment forever. It was pleasing for me and both the scout and Blue Mountains community to see the award presented to those two remarkable young women from the Blue Mountains. The achievement of such an award speaks highly of their efforts and I congratulate the girls on their service. Well done.