KOKODA YOUTH LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE
Congratulations Georgia & Jason on being selected to participate in this amazing opportunity!
Being selected for the trek is a privileged opportunity to develop personal leadership skills based on the values our Kokoda veterans held dearly. These include personal discipline, mutual respect, trust, mateship, courage and self-sacrifice.
The leadership program aims to create a greater awareness of the sacrifices of the diggers on the Kokoda campaign among our young people to ensure the traditions live on. At the same time, it instils in participants a commitment to community service, enhance their personal development by providing an opportunity for them to experience the same conditions under which our diggers fought and hopefully transform them for future leadership roles back in the community.
An informative workshop was held on Saturday 20th May 2023 by Brad Smith from the RSL & Services Clubs Association, with guest speaker Charlie Lynn, who has led 100 expeditions across the Kokoda Trail over the past 30 years, and previously served in the Australian Army for 21 years.