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2019 Drought Relief Fundraiser Badge Design Winner 

Congratulations to Andrew and Michael from Hervey Bay, for being selected as the winning designers of the 2019 Drought Relief Badge design competition! The brothers have received a $50 gift voucher to use at Scout Shop!


Last month, we opened up a competition to design the 2019 Drought Relief Badge. This month, we’re excited to announce Andrew and Michael from Hervey Bay Sea Scouts as the winning designers, taking home a $50 Scout Shop Gift voucher for their talented efforts. Andrew (5 years old) has just joined the Joey Scout section and Michael (8 years old) is a Cub Scout and currently working towards his Silver Boomerang.  When talking about the drought with their parents, who are also Leaders, the boys identified the hot sun, dry cracked ground and dead trees as drought images.  They also identified the ‘sadness’ (sic) that farmers would be feeling and that Scouts should reach out to them.

The Drought Relief badge will be available for purchase from Scout Shop shortly and all profits will go to Buy A Bale. Many farmers and rural communities are still battling the most crippling drought in decades, and funds are needed for meaningful support. This includes hay and feed, water, helplines, volunteers and counselling. Last year we sold over 5000 badges raising more than $16,000 – an amazing effort from Scouts Australia.

Stay tuned for the badge release date when you can play a part in supporting our rural communities.