When Avalon BOP Inc member Daniel Kitchen made the decision to work towards the Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Award – Bronze level, he was under no illusion it was going to take a lot of hard work.
But after completing six months volunteering at the SPCA, three months each of physical recreation at the BOP polytechnic gym and art at the Avalon Art room, along with one practice and adventurous journey, the hard work has paid off and Daniel is now the proud owner of the award.
For the past six months he has been steadily working towards the award, with his proudest achievement being the adventurous journey which saw him embark on a three-day tramp along the Karamatura valley.
“I really enjoyed camping at the camp cave site and felt immensely proud when we reached the Karamatura carpark and my parents were waiting there to congratulate me, it was such a good feeling.”
“I feel like I have achieved all of these goals and it has been great to work towards something and receive the results I was hoping for. It has really given me a new level of confidence.”