Our Awards

THE JOHN DONEGAN AWARD

THE JOHN GOSS AWARD

The John Donegan Award was established in 1972 to recognise outstanding contributions to Scouting within our Group and the wider community. It is presented to the Scout, Venturer or Rover who has fulfilled this legacy in the preceding 12 months.

Who was John Donegan?

In 1947 the 1st City Venturer Unit started and John Donegan, then a Senior Patrol Leader, became the first Unit Chairman. By 1953 he was the Venturer Leader and in 1955 he became the Group Leader until retiring in 1972. He resigned as Group Leader for 1st City after 25 years of Service as a Leader. John Donegan went on to be District Commissioner for Box Hill District. He died in 1976. The Award to Scouting at 1st City.

John Donegan Recipients

  • 1972 Ian Davis *
  • 1973 Frank Anderson & Michael Wiles
  • 1974 Richard Mills
  • 1975 Michael Campbell
  • 1976 Wayne Ball
  • 1977 John Pergl
  • 1978 James Gray
  • 1979 Geoff Davis *
  • 1980 Graham Crawford *
  • 1981 Richie Goldberg
  • 1982 Paul Thomas
  • 1983 Jurgen Tauchert *
  • 1984 Eileen Hoffman
  • 1985 Jan Crawford */* & Phillip Kent-Hughes
  • 1986 Matthew Jones *
  • 1987 Mark Schneider
  • 1988 Neil Meyers
  • 1989 Andrew Wilcox
  • 1990 Tim Grant *
  • 1991 Hugh Adams
  • 1992 Marc Shrapnel
  • 1993 Chrissy Etheridge
  • 1994 Caroline Jones *
  • 1995 David Wilkinson
  • 1996 Kylie Kemp & Jane Wilson
  • 1997 Myles Tauchert *
  • 1998 Lucy Madden
  • 1999 Dan Field ***
  • 2000 John Black
  • 2001 Naomi Levin & Michelle Power
  • 2002 Sam Bethune *
  • 2003 Donna Kabel
  • 2004 Hannah Goldblatt
  • 2005 Rebecca Gilbert
  • 2006 Mitchell Beach
  • 2007 Luke Van Ryn
  • 2008 Jess Junor & Paul Wilson
  • 2009 Chris Logan
  • 2010 Jake Barker **/***
  • 2011 Sam Cooke
  • 2012 Daniel Pham
  • 2013 David Honeybone
  • 2014 Tatyana Wenczel
  • 2015 Cameron Lee
  • 2016 Annie Junor
  • 2017 Caitlin Buntine *** & Rosie Dodds
  • 2018 Em Craw

The John Goss Award was established in 1986 to recognise the Cub who has shown the best endeavour during the preceding 12 months. It is called the DYB (Do Your Best) Award to encourage the Cubs to uphold their motto to always Do Your Best.

Who was John Goss?

John Goss joined 1st City as a Cub in 1919. He became a Scout and Patrol Leader, then he moved on to be Cubmaster and then Group Leader until he resigned in 1946. He was part of the Group for 27 years. John Goss then became a Commissioner for Scouts in Regional Victoria.

John Goss Recipients

  • 1986 Duncan Wolf
  • 1987 Anthony Teasdale
  • 1988 Ben Grant *
  • 1989 Will Caldwell & Dan Excell
  • 1990 Stuart Pirie *
  • 1991 Joshua Humphreys
  • 1992 Sally Jones
  • 1993 Katrina Pirie
  • 1994 Dan Field *** & Rohan Richards
  • 1995 Andrew Medland *
  • 1996 Nicholas O’Connell
  • 1997 Dean Page
  • 1998 Jessica Medland *
  • 1999 Sarah Horder
  • 2000 Christine Ward *
  • 2001 Miranda Charlton, Martha Nelson & Rebecca Watts
  • 2002 Tom Bethune *
  • 2003 Thomas Allardice & Jake Barker **/***
  • 2004 Ben Tadgell
  • 2005 Kim-Thao Ward *
  • 2006 Elspeth Crane, Will Kent, Kate Pocknee & Sophie Taylor
  • 2007 Alastair Francis *
  • 2008 Zoe Marks & Sam Roberts
  • 2009 Charlie Francis *
  • 2010 Marcus Cawthorne
  • 2011 Caitlin Buntine ***
  • 2012 Alice Clifford
  • 2013 Rian Maclennan
  • 2014 Francesca Spano
  • 2015 Sophie Tremewen
  • 2016 Phoebe Lord
  • 2017 Emma Coleman
  • 2018 Abigail Morris

2018 recipients, Em Craw and Abigail Morris

LEGEND* Siblings** Mother and Son*** Received both awards