Scout Member Named Ku-ring-gai Young Citizen of the Year Print E-mail




Scouts Australia NSW offers a huge congratulations to Nick Bennett from 2nd St Ives Scout Group who earned the title ‘Young Citizen of the Year’ this Australia Day.

The Assistant Scout Leader and University of Sydney student was recognised at a ceremony at Bicentennial Park, West Pymble on Tuesday for his exceptional contribution and leadership to the youth of Ku-ring-gai. Ku-ring-gai City Council Mayor Cheryl Szatow presented him with the award for his tremendous efforts. 

Nick has been a member of the Scouting movement since the age of 6 and has also achieved his Queen’s Scout Award, Australian Scout Medallion and the Mawson Scholarship in Leadership. In July 2015, Nick was the youngest ever Australian to serve as Assistant Contingent Leader for the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan. 

Nick has been praised as highly deserving of his most recent award by Group Leader Mark “Hawkeye” Hellyer who said Nick was an outstanding ambassador for Scouting and the youth of Ku-ring-gai.

“Nick is an exceptional role model who has created a legacy of achievement and encouraging others to be the best they can be,” he said.

 Nick accepted the honour with humbleness and grace, saying he wouldn’t be here without the help and guidance of those close to him. 

“Although it has my name on it, it is recognition of many people’s hard work to grow me personally and my leadership. All these experiences would not have been possible without the Scouting movement and the leaders, friends, mentors, amd family who have provided opportunity and support along the way,” he said.

Congratulations once again, Nick. You have a lot to be proud of!


Scouts NSW

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