The award aims to challenge and equip the individual, provide new opportunities and expand horizons while remaining accessible to young people of all abilities. The Queen’s Badge offers the chance to engage with the local community, take on responsibility, set personal goals, build self-confidence and experience a sense of achievement.
Ross Baxter from 3rd Inverness shares his Queen’s Badge experiences…
“I’ve been in The BB for 13 years and currently a student at Milbrun Academy studying highers and advanced highers
I honestly enjoyed all the things that I participated in order to achieve the award. I thoroughly enjoyed developing as a leader through coaching and ‘Discover Presentations’. I have also loved learning the guitar as I have always wanted to learn an instrument.
The area of voluntary service that I supported was at Clachnacuddin FC Youth development which was held at both Miton of Leys primary school astro pitch and Dalneigh Football pitches. In total, I spent 38 hours volunteering with them during my Queen’s Badge work.
The lasting memory I’ll take from my Queen’s Badge will be Parents’ Night (the last night) as it was the most emotional. I have enjoyed (The BB) so much – I’m not ready to leave!”