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TRIPLE MEDALLION AWARD
Liam Jamieson, 15, ACT Scout commissioner Alan Murray, Robert Johnson,
15, and Rhys Nash, 15, celebrate receiving the Australian Scouting Medallion.
Southwell Scouts honoured
A Southwell Scout Group trio have
been recognised with a top scouting
Robert Johnson, Rhys Nash and
Liam Jamieson, all aged 15, have all
received the Australian Scouting
The trio has shown exceptional
leadership over the years, spent
countless nights under the stars and
acquired a wealth of survival skills.
Liam, who started Scouting more
than seven years ago, said he was
proud to have been awarded the
"I couldn't have done it without the
support of the group,'' he said.
In earning the medallion, the Scouts
acquired an impressive list of technical
skills while showing independent
thinking and leadership.
One feat the trio conquered
including planning and completing a
hike of at least 30km with four or more
other scouts in unfamiliar terrain while
camping for two nights.
"It shows that I can achieve
something difficult if I put the effort in
and maybe achieve difficult things
later in life that require a lot of skill,''
The boys also had some remarkable
experiences and a lot of fun along the
Robert said he had the chance to fly
a plane with an instructor.
Rhys, who only started in 2012, said
he enjoyed camping with his mates
"By doing lots of hiking and
camping, I've learnt how good it is to
connect with nature in the bush,'' he
Scout leaders Paul McMaster and
Mark Stockwell received medallions
in the past two years.
Prior to that, it had been eight years
since the group had received a
"The Scouts have shown lots of
stamina and dedication to succeed,''
group secretary Alison Waddell said.
She said the organisation was proud
five of its members had qualified for
the medallion in recent years.
Targeted patrols to
lid on festivities
Behind the blue line
ACT Policing is reminding Canberrans
celebrating next Tuesday's Melbourne Cup to
plan ahead and drink responsibly.
ACT Policing will have a high-visibility
presence at Thoroughbred Park and a strong
presence in and around Civic and other licensed
venues as patrons cwontinue their celebrations.
Targeted and random
breath testing will be
people to enjoy the race
that stops a nation, but
not at others' expense.
"We want people to
go out and enjoy
themselves on Melbourne Cup day but we won't
tolerate any anti-social behaviour or those that
decide to act irresponsibly by drinking and
driving," he said.
"All we are asking is that if you plan to drink,
then drink responsibly, plan ahead and utilise
public transport or organise a lift home -- help us
keep our roads safe."
Traffic operations maintained a high profile
presence on ACT roads last year.
Two positive results were received from 907
roadside alcohol screening tests.
No positive results were recorded from the
Roadside Safety Operations Team's 31 random
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