Ambre's Achievements

One of our Unit, Ambre is heading for her Queen's Scout Award and achieving her Duke of Edinburgh's Award on the way. On July 16th 2001, Brimbank District held its quarterly meeting at 1st Kings Park's hall with all the District's Venturers invited. On this night, Jackie MacKenzie from the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme gave the District's Venturers a run down on how the award scheme works. While Jackie was there, she presented Ambre with her Bronze Level award.


Jackie MacKenzie presents Ambre with her Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's Award

It was Ambre's 16th Birthday on her Leadership Course and of course the intrepid leader happened to be there with a cake (or two).


Now Ambre, which one would you consider to be the closest!


Like all good courses, there is a presentation ceremony.

Ambre and her fellow participants talk it over during the closing parade.

The compulsory group photo.

For her 'Expeditions 1', Ambre was extremely keen on canoeing the Campaspe River from a spot near Goornong (north east of Bendigo) to Elmore - a distance of 31 km. Unfortunately no-one that we know of has ever traversed the Campaspe over this area, so a lot of homework was required by Ambre to:

1. Find out if the trip was actually possible and

2. Prove to the examiners (Hi Harry and Mick) that the water was of a grade suitable for an expedition.

These photos were taken during the 2002 Easter break as Ambre worked to ensure her expedition could go ahead.

The early designated starting point at Barnadown and Ambre surveys they scene. Later on it was found the river a small way downstream was impassable so changes were required.

A bit further down river is "Rocky Crossing".

This looks like the place for an overnight stop - Avonmore Bridge.

Here's Ambre and our resident drag-along Scout (the problems associated with being a leader's daughter), Kristy about to start a thorough look at the river near Avonmore Bridge.

Well, what do you know. There are parts of the Campaspe which are quite wide and a pleasure to canoe on.

In 2003, Ambre was awarded the District's 'Bruce Proud Award' for Achievement and Citizenship as a Venturer.

Chris Bull (a previous recipient) presents Ambre with the award.

Ambre and the Intrepid Leader at the District's Annual General Meeting.

Ambre and Peter, V.L. at Central Venturers.

A very happy Ambre.

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