Clearwater’s Jordie Akers has received Scouting’s top badge: the Queen’s Venturer Award.
He received the award during a presentation at Government House in Victoria on April 21.
The Queen’s Venturer Award is presented to Venturers who have acquired competence and skills that will be of considerable use to themselves, their company, and their community.
The company, the advisor, and Scouts Canada will have also recognized the Venturers chosen for the award as being worthy of receiving this Award.
The Queen’s Venturer Award signifies that a Venturer has, in the opinion of those who know the Venturer, both the character and ability to be of significant help to other people. The award consists of a cloth emblem and a parchment certificate, signed by the Governor-General.
The Venturer Scout program offers exciting, real life, hands-on experiences for youth.
Venturer Scouts learn to nurture an active, healthy lifestyle, acquire the knowledge and skills for career development and participate in thrilling outdoor adventures.
Weekend events, extended hikes, no-trace camping and more round out the Venturer Scout experience.