2019 Young Citizen of the Year Award - Luke Meyers
Although still only in his teens, Luke has clocked up an impressive 10 years of volunteering with the 1st Bega Scout Group and the Cobargo Scout Group, and proved himself to be an invaluable member of the Sapphire Coast Learning Community (SCLC) Stage Band.
As a guitarist with the SCLC Stage Band over the last three years, Luke has demonstrated his strong communication and collaboration skills. He contributes to the success of the band by managing the production equipment and mentoring younger band members.
Joining the Scouting movement as a Cub when he was seven years old, since then Luke has regularly displayed his enthusiasm, good humour and leadership skills as he has advanced from Cub to Patrol Leader to now being a Venturer Scout.
Aged 11 years, he achieved the Grey Wolf Award which is the highest award achievable by Cub Scouts in Australia.
More recently in August 2017, he was awarded the Australian Scout Medal by the Chief Commissioner of Scouts Australia (NSW). This is the pinnacle individual achievement within the Scout section.
Currently, Luke is working towards gaining his Queen Scout Award, which is achieved by about only 5% of Venturer Scouts!
Luke has been an exemplary role model for younger Scouts, showing dedication to the Scouting movement over many years, offering novel solutions to problems, undertaking many, many hours of fundraising and promotion, and displaying a level of maturity beyond his years as he assists other Scouts and his community through Scouting.