Warracknabeal Scouts were honoured as two of their scouts will now represent the State Scout Youth Council.
Kiara Cooksley and Cody Pollack were inducted into the council on Tuesday night by State Commissioner for Scouts Matthew Enger, Assistant State Commissioner for Scouts Ian Lancaster and Region Commissioner for Scout Neil Hunt.
There are only four positions available on the council, and it was unusual for two of those roles to be taken by scouts within the same district let alone the same scout group.
Scout leader and district commissioner Leigh Cooksley said he was very proud of the two Warracknabeal scouts.
IN OTHER NEWS:
"They will be representatives for the 20,000 youth members for scouts in Victoria," he said.
At a state youth forum the two scouts presented a speech to all members on why they wanted to be a part of the youth council.
"They had to highlight their leadership skills and vision for the future of scouting," Mr Cooksley said.
"They were elected based on their speeches.
"Kiara and Cody have been a part of the scouts their whole lives from cubs.
"What makes them stand out is there exceptional dedication to leadership."
Being on the State Scout Youth Council will bring a rural voice to the council, an important step, Mr Cooksley said.
"We've finally got scouts from country Victoria on the state leadership team is just another feather in the cap," he said.
"It'll present more of the rural voice in scouting."
Kiara and Cody's role will include voicing the problems facing young people in Victoria.
"They will provide advice and be frontline leaders," Mr Cooklsey said.
"I'm exceptionally proud of both of them."
Another highlight of the night was Angus Healey being presented with his Scout Medallion - The highest achievement award a scout can achieve.
Angus completed his medallion during the COVID lockdown last year, and the night presented the perfect opportunity for the medallion to finally be presented.
Our journalists work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. This is how you can continue to access our trusted content:
Did you know you can receive updates straight to your inbox? To make sure you're up-to-date with news from across the region, sign up below.