Written by Zhang Qi, Edited by Dylan Lim
The President’s Scout Award is the pinnacle achievement for Ventures in Singapore, a distinction earned by only a chosen few each year. It recognises not just a high level of proficiency in scouting skills but also serves as a resounding testament to the unwavering moral values of its recipient. The journey to this award is marked by rigorous challenges and assessments, putting the individual's abilities and character to the test at every turn.
From the PEA hike, which was one of the toughest mental challenges throughout the PSA journey, to the Venture Challenge Course, which put both our scouting and leadership skills to the test, to the fulfilling Venture Scouts Service Project, which tested our planning skills and gave us an opportunity to give back to the community around us, all these experiences culminated in the singular experience of stepping onto the stage at the Istana and receiving the award from His Excellency, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam.
I am both extremely proud and honoured to announce that 7 of our JC2 Ventures have achieved this award through their unwavering commitment to pushing for continuous improvement in their scouting journey.
As a recipient of the PSA award myself, I speak on the behalf of all the recipients when I say that although the journey to reaching this point was certainly challenging, it was also profoundly enriching, eye-opening and above all, rewarding. It is the amalgamation of all the hours, blood, sweat and tears we had put into scouting. In the end, we emerge not just as award recipients, but as better, stronger versions of ourselves—transformed by the journey we undertook together.