Cameron Denerley, a 16 year-old student from Kirkcudbright Academy, was selected and sponsored by Kirkcudbright Rotary Club to attend the annual Rotary Young Leadership Award course.
The course was held at the Abernethy Trust’s Residential Outdoor Centre at Ardeonaig on the south shore of Loch Tay from 13th to the 20th July this year.
On arrival at the venue the 25 young men, all nominated from Rotary Clubs in District 1020, were formed into teams for the purpose of daytime outward bound activities, including canoeing, raft building, gorge walking, a high ropes course, hiking and a number of team tasks and challenges.
At the conclusion of the course the RYLA candidates organized a sponsored walk across the Pentland Hills to take place on the 8th October. All money raised will be shared between the Rotary Foundation Project, End Polio Now, and the Killin Mountain Rescue Team which operates in the area around Ardeonaig.
The stated objectives of the RYLA project are to develop leadership qualities, to give a sense of pride in achievement, to stimulate mind and body and, in so doing, to emphasize the importance of sportsmanship, fitness, character and personal relationships as part of quality living.