Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Scouts' Highest Honour; Teen's Hard Work Pays off Big Time

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Scouts' Highest Honour; Teen's Hard Work Pays off Big Time

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Byline: Sarah Steger Sarah.Steger@gladstoneobserver.com.au

CADE Currie, 15, has travelled a path few people would have been committed enough to follow, resulting in a tremendous achievement for him and his scout group.

Yesterday Cade was presented with the Australian Scout Medallion - the highest award a scout between the ages of 11-16 can earn in the country.

The award took Cade four years to finish and required him to complete four different phases, each more challenging than the last.

"Every one of those stages gets harder and harder," Cade told The Observer minutes after receiving his medallion.

During the long and testing journey, Cade hiked, canoed and cycled 257km around Gladstone Region.

He also camped out for more than 50 nights, completed 36 hours of public service and earned 24 scouting badges.

Scout Leader Quentin Redshaw said the award was "a large-scale award because of the dedication and motivation the young people need" to complete it. …

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