Queen Scouts

queen_scout_badgeWhat is it?

The Queen's Scout Award is conferred by the monarch via Royal Warrant; you are not awarded the Queen's Scout Award, rather you become one. The requirements are different in each country but typically involve achieving challenges from several areas such as community involvement, adventurous activities, personal growth and leadership development.

Whether the award is a Queen's or King's Scout Award depends on who is the current British monarch. In 1909, King Edward VII granted the award of the King's Scout Badge as the highest achievement award for Boy Scouts on the recommendation of Robert Baden-Powell , the Movement Founder and Chief Scout of the World. After the establishment of the Senior Scout section in 1946, the King's Scout Badge was no longer allowed to be attained by the Boy Scouts section and became a sole privilege of the Senior Scouts (or Boy Scouts over 15).

After Queen Elizabeth II succeeded the throne from her father King George VI in 1952, the badge was renamed the Queen's Scout Badge in 1953, and became the Queen's Scout Award in 1968. Prior to 1968, a Rover Scout who had gained the Queen's Scout Badge was allowed to wear a miniature replica of the badge on his left arm sleeve before he gained the Baden-Powell's Award.

1st Concord Scout Group - King and Queen Scout Honour roll

This role of awardees only comprise those King and Queen Scout Certificates presented by NSW Branch since 1949 when Royal Certificates were first introduced. Prior to this date King Scouts were recognised by the award of a badge only. These were issued by Imperial Headquarters in London for local presentation. There were no formal ceremonies and no records were kept of awardees. 1st Concord records of these awards have long since been lost. 

Our current Venturer Unit was commenced as a Senior Scout Troop on August 5th 1955 and this list of awardees were members of  those sections of our group.  

Queen Scout Presentation Number 14 - 8th December 1956

  • Barry John ELLIOTT
  • Graham Robert OGDEN


Queen Scout Presentation Number 16 - 8th March 1958

  • Phillip Hanbury EDMONDS
  • Donald McKENZIE


Queen Scout Presentation Number 17 - 29th November 1958

  • John BRIEN


Queen Scout Presentation Number 18 - 20th June 1959

  • John Henry SAVAGE
  • Peter John VAHRENKAMP


Queen Scout Presentation Number 27 - 30th May 1964

  • Barry Ronald GREEN


Queen Scout Presentation Number 32 - 6th May 1967

  • Gregory Kenneth JAMISON


Queen Scout Presentation Number 41 - 25th September 1971

  • Keith Stanley GALBRAITH

On January 1st 1973, as part of an overall review of Scouting, the Senior Scouts section become Venturers with a separate award program and the Queen Scout Award continued.  


Queen Scout Presentation Number 47 - 14th September 1974

  • Warren Edward WORTHINGTON


Queen Scout Presentation Number 48 - 13th September 1975

  • Phillip John BRADWELL
  • Warren Richard DUNBAR
  • Carl Allen SARELIUS


Queen Scout Presentation Number 49 - 13th March 1976

  • Ashley Gerard FERNANDES
  • Ray Lawrence GALBRAITH
  • David John Joseph BOURNE

Queen Scout Presentation Number 50 - 18th September 1976

  • Matthew Donald DAVIS
  • Stephen John JAMISON
  • Gregory John OLSEN


Queen Scout Presentation Number 51 - 19th March 1977

  • Anthony James McKINLEY


Queen Scout Presentation Number 55 - 17th March 1979

  • Brian David GALBRAITH

Being without a Leader, and the group being unable to recruit one, the Venturer Unit closed from 1979 to April 15th 1985 when it was reformed with 3 of the older Scouts.    


Queen Scout Presentation Number 74 - 24th September 1988

  • Martin Francis SEWELL


Queen Scout Presentation Number 76 - 2nd September 1989

  • Andrew John O'SULLIVAN


Queen Scout Presentation Number 77 - 24th March 1990

  • Allyn Thomas William SAYERS

The Venturer Unit numbers had been small for some time and they were meeting with 1st Yaralla. Our leader had moved overseas for business and with more Scouts about to be advanced the remaining Venturers reformed in our hall on September 6th 1993.


Queen Scout Presentation Number 89 - 20th April 1996

  • Joel Phillip LUMSDEN


Queen Scout Presentation Number 91 - 19th April 1997

  • Brett Douglas THOMSON


Queen Scout Presentation Number 94 - 26th September 1998

  • Cassandra Kelly ALLSOP


Queen Scout Presentation Number 96 - 25th September 1999

  • Andrew John MILLEN


Queen Scout Presentation Number 99 - 24th March 2001

  • Stuart George THOMSON


Queen Scout Presentation Number 102 - 21st September 2002

  • Matthew David RUSSELL


Queen Scout Presentation Number 105 - 17th April 2004

  • Keiran James TOWNSEND


Queen Scout Presentation Number 107 - 16th April 2005

  • Adam Scott BAKER

At the 2007 Census no Venturers re-registered so the unit was put into recess with the Leaders assisting the other sections.