We are inspired!

There are some remarkable people in this world who dedicate themselves to youth and community work in the same way they approach life – with love, passion and a spirit of adventure!


In memorium

Some people pass away too soon, yet they still continue to inspire our work at Blue Peter…

Den Rickard was an inventor, builder, youth worker and sailor who cared a lot about the planet and his community. He was always quick to share with others and inspired us to embrace this very moment.

Helen Houghton was an exceptional educator and Duke of Edinburgh Award coordinator for Boonah State High School. Together with her husband Bob, they conducted adventurous expeditions for many generations of young people.  

Andre Vogel was a talented educator – a Steiner School teacher and Blue Peter skipper who was committed to sharing his love and understanding of people, nature and the ocean. He was excited about most things and shared so many beautiful stories, they must be carried on.

Kate Haisty was a beautiful social worker with a passion for adventure therapy, caring for others and living life to the fullest. She brought a real sense of fun and a YOLO attitude to every situation.


Blue Peter Scholarships

Available for crew members that demonstrate personal commitment to training and service through their special interest in Blue Peter.

The Helen Houghton Service Award – for community service

The Kate Haisty Training Award – for skill development

The Den Rickard Nature Award – for the earth

The Andre Vogel Narrative Award – for storytellers

We need you to step up. Apply here

Please assist us

We offer as many of these valuable scholarships as we can each year, so please help us if you can, simply select as much as you would like to donate to enabling this aspect of our work. Thank you.



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