Leanne Morgan, 2nd Springvale Scout Group

What is something people don’t know about you?
That I’m a very shy person. LOL – no really I’m an open book.

What drew you to Scouts?
My family I have always been involved in Scouting. My mum is the group leader and all my sisters and brother are leaders at Springvale and we are a strong group lots of Morgans in every section – adventure and fun and lifetime friends from everywhere.

What would your last meal be?
Steak, eggs and chips.

What was your most memorable Scouting moment?
Receiving my Queen’s Scout award in 1995.

What event, past, present or future, would you like to witness?
My beautiful daughter, Tahlia, receiving her Queen’s Scout award in the future.

What is your favourite television show?
Home and Away. I love Brax. I even called my puppy after Brax.

What six guests, dead or alive, would you invite to a dinner party?
My mum Jenny, dad Kenneth, my only brother – he’s my fave, Lorelle Smart, Becky Nelson and Steve Gonsalvez.

What has been your most embarrassing moment?
Making a fool of myself at Venturers but all in all having a great time with the youth so who cares if I look crazy?

Why should people get involved with Scouts?
Scouting is my life. I’ve never looked back and have been in the movement for over 32 years as a wee Cub myself. The best thing about Scouting is making so many amazing friends from everywhere and as a leader watching my Venturers turn into beautiful young adults and striving to be the best they can. Working with the 14 to 18-year-olds we see an amazing change in the youth. It’s just beautiful and I tear up as they leave to go to Rovers as adults.

What misconception about Scouts would you like to set the record straight on?
Hehe, easy that one – it’s more than two hours a week. LOL. I wouldn’t change it for the world, though. I just love my Venturers and I encourage all kids to give it a try. Come down to Willara Venturers in Springvale and give it a go – you won’t be disappointed.

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