Buninyong teenager Corey Loader has achieved the Queen's Scout Award, the highest youth award achievable in the Scouting movement.
It has been a three-year journey of hard-work, overcoming challenges, pushing boundaries and bringing community together for the 18-year-old.
While the Queen's Scout Award is considered an intense challenge for any Venturer Scout, for Mr Loader who is autistic and has low muscle tone, it is an impressive achievement.
To gain the award he completed 10 to 12 hours work for each of the 13 Venturer Award Activities and 30 hours for each of the four Queen's Scout Award standard activities.
The journey has taken Mr Loader around the world from Japan to England and interstate on camps and outdoor adventures, pushing his physical limits.
He probably wouldn't be where he is today without all those challenges.Coral Loader
His mother Coral Loader explained only around 10 per cent of Venturers ever achieve the Queen's Scout Award.
"They say it is like getting your year 12 twice," she said.
"I don't think I could get any prouder. It has pushed his boundaries. He probably wouldn't be where he is today without all those challenges.
"We had to think outside the square sometimes to complete things. The team had to plan a hike, so Corey took his mobility scooter and he did the rail trail. The kids had massive storms and wind and the motor scooter broke down so they had to push him for two kilometres."
Scouts helped Mr Loader discover his love of flying planes - he now has flying lessons regularly - and he has learnt life skills including first aid, leadership, outdoor survival and the value of contributing to community.
Mr Loader brought community together on Sunday for his Queen's Scout presentation.
Supporters traveled from across Australia to come together on Saturday to celebrate his achievement at the Scotsburn Hall, including Michel-Baden Powell, the grandson of the founder of Scouting.
"Corey has touched so many of their lives in different ways and he has inspired so many," Mrs Loader said.
"We had a couple of young Scouts who said they now want to get their Queen Scout. He has inspired other kids to give it a go and we have met some great people who have supported him.
"Corey has gone far beyond his boundaries and we are hoping that will help him with his future life skills."
Mr Loader is hoping to continue his Scouting journey with Rovers and become an adult helper at camps.
"It means a lot to me. I wouldn't have done all the things I have done if I hadn't done Scouting," he said.