On Monday, August 7th and Tuesday, August 8th 2017, I went to 1st Eltham Scout Group and 1st Diamond Creek Scout Group. They invited me to their ARAP's (AGM's/end of year wrap up). Its a gathering of all the scout sections from each group. Monday night I spoke to about 60 people. Tuesday night I spoke to about 40-50 people about my koala cause and wildlife projects.
1st Eltham Scout Group
On Monday night I went to 1st Eltham scout group to do a talk to them. When we walked in their were a lot of people there because they were having their ARAP. There were joey's, cubs, scouts and leaders there. When they called me up I was so scared because I had never done a talk to adults and I have never done it to that many people before. As I went through it got easier and easier. At the end I was happy because I thought I did it really well. After my talk they contacted me and said they were going to sew pouches for me. That is great- it means that I am inspiring people to help.
1st Diamond Creek Scout Group
On Tuesday night I went to 1st diamond crrek scout group to do a talk. they were also having their ARAP. They had joey,cubs,scouts,leaders and more. I did a short talk about my projects that I am working on (Raising money for koalas and I explained how they are a vulnerable species, my linen for wildlife, making pouches and collecting milk caps to help treat wombat mange). At the end of my talk they gave me some of the bottle caps they had collected so far, they gave me the $88 that the Joey's had raised by selling cupcakes and they also presented me with a special scout scarf.
Kathleen is a cub at 1st Diamond Creek Scout Group. On the night, she was awarded her "Grey Wolf" badge. This is an amazing achievement in the scouting world. I loved her thank you speech. She thanked her leaders and her family and at the start you could see that this meant a lot to her- she got a little bit emotional which was really nice to see. She must love being a scout and she should be very proud of everything that she had to do to get this badge. It has been 5 years since a cub in their group got this badge.
She presented me with the Ambassador Scarf. The Scout Association has over the past couple of years created a scarf to present to prominent people in the community eg School principals, majors etc. The scarf shows all the different districts in the State of Victoria. It is also present to people for helping scout groups and to promote scouting and people that do good things in their community.
I was surprised to receive the scarf, I love it and am very proud that they think I deserve it. Thank you to the 1st Diamond Creek Scout group for having me, fundraising for koalas and for recognising my work by presenting me with your very special scarf.
You can see their donation was recorded on my GOFUNDME page- https://www.gofundme.com/libby-s-koala-crusade
You can donate to my cause through this link too.
My name is Libby and I am 13 years old. I am a Koala Crusader- raising money and awareness for our VULNERABLE koala's and spreading messages about our wildlife that we are lucky enough to live WITH. These are stories written by ME!