and there's more to come... This photo was taken in 1999 or 2000 at a Cub activity in Bottle Lake (still a favourite venue for many of our sections) Hannah is top left and still coming to Cubs ten years later! Last night at her Citizenship Panel she was interviewed by the Regional Development Manager for the Upper South Island region: Mike, the Zone Leader: Fin and the Zone Venturer Leader: Stacey together with her Unit Leader René and her fellow Cub Leader from Malvern: Kenny. After a thorough grilling on her Scouting CV and some topical questions on Scouting in New Zealand today and her view of her future role as a Queen's Scout she was attested a suitable candidate for the Queen's Scout Award which will be presented to her by the Governor General at a time to be arranged in 2011. I'm a proud father as well as a proud Group Leader. This award is the highest possible youth award in Scouts New Zealand and is an indicator of determination and outstanding youth leadership, as well as tenacity and community spirit. Many Queen's Scouts have gone on to make a difference in their communities. Something right is happening at our group: young people are still coming along to our sections after a Scout career spanning more than ten years, (there are several more young people not in this picture who are about to complete their Queen's Scout who have been with the group as long or longer) A huge thanks needs to go out to René who has completely revitalised the Venturer Unit and without whom none of this would be possible. Thank you René for your unstinting enthusiasm and vision for creating all these Queen's Scouts and more.