Photo comp: Praanav Makanji, Australia
Praanav Makanji
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Favourite memory of the Award:
The fact that since it was going to be the last for members in the group, the ability for us to stay up late and talk about things in general. Like what we would do after the DukeofEd. We even had some friendly roasting of each other which was really fun. Also, one of the members peed her pants 3 times that night from laughter which was all really funny. Hopefully when completing the Gold I can find another group where the AJ will be really fun to complete.
Biggest challenge from doing the Award:
The biggest challenge was actually finding time in a busy schedule to actually do the award. However, even with the busy schedule I was able to use it to my advantage. Where through the Australian Navy Cadets I counted that as my Voluntary and Physical recreation which helped finish my award efficiently and quickly.
Have you continued any of your Award activities? If so, what:
Yes, I continued to do all of my award activities. My skills, which was cooking I still continue to cook for family and friend and post on my socials to inspire others. I have continued to do Australian Navy Cadets (Voluntary Service & Physical Recreation) by attending parades every Wednesday and Saturday in order to gain skills of discipline, following a strict order and having fun.
Tell us the story behind your photo:
The photo chosen is of a pelican. The picture was taken when we arrived at our campground after a day of kayaking from Bayview to Pittwater. This picture, shows a cheeky and quite creepy pelican that joined us on our Qualifying Silver Journey. It also shows that even with wet weather and changing plans where we did hiking on the first day we still preserved through and made it to the campground. The pelican is a symbol to never give up and have a laugh here and there because the DukeofEd is supposed to be a fun Award where people come together and finish off.
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