Photo comp: Halen Jude Iedema, Australia
Halen Jude Iedema
Award Level:
Gold
Favourite memory of the Award:
My first Bronze Award hike is one of my most memorable times throughout my time doing the award. We had to build our own shelter out of sticks and leaves. While we were sleeping in our own shelters, it rained, but my shelter was waterproof. And I was very happy with myself.
Age:
17
Biggest challenge from doing the Award:
My biggest challenge is having to work with people I don't talk to at school.
Country:
Australia
Have you continued any of your Award activities? If so, what:
For my skill, I have been taking guitar lessons. But once I finish the award I won't be doing lessons anymore, but I have started to play at my church.
Tell us the story behind your photo:
My picture is of an old abandoned FJ Holden on a mountain is brisbane. This photo brings so many memories of that hike. We started our hike on O'Reilly's mountain, it was the middle of winter and it rained hard the entire 11 hour hike in the freezing cold. When we got to the camp site, our camp sites were on the verge of flooding and our award leader was starting to worry about hypothermia. So the next day we drove down the mountain because all the hiking trails were closed, and we slept at school for a night. Then we went to a different hiking spot, where we did orienteering games. As a group we had to find old abondoned cars on this mountain. And the FJ Holden was the car our group found.
Award Role:
Participant