"It's not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly... who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high acheivement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who have never known neither victory nor defeat."
-Teddy Roosevelt, As quoted in the book Wild at Heart, by John Eldredge.
CrossTrek has two Youth Development programs operating in the Fraser Coast District.
CrossTrek is a Community Development Organisation with a focus on Youth Support, Outdoor Recreation and Environmental Education. CrossTrek operates programs for Youth Support, Environmental Education, Outdoor Recreation, Adventure Based Counselling, Wilderness Therapy, Youth Development and Mentoring, Duke of Edinburgh Awards, YouthTrek-Journey Challenge Adventure, Leadership Development and Team Facilitation.
Ross Harrold (Owner Operator)
Ross has worked with Youth, Children and their Families on a regular basis since 1996 in his capacity as Camp Leader, School Chaplain, Youth Pastor, Assistant Pastor, Committee Member of the Marsden Group and casual Youth Support Officer. He has been involved with running weekly youth programs within his local community for over 15 years.
Ross has studied Leisure Management at Griffith University, has a Diploma in Biblical Studies, a Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation (Instructor for Archery, Instructor for Bushwalking) and is currently being trained as a Scouts Outdoor Activity Specialist. Ross has a passion for, and experience in, Outdoor Education/Recreation and has been a leader/facilitator on many Outdoor Ed camps and workshops. This combined with his love for the outdoors and natural environments has led to the creation of CrossTrek and working with young people utilising the outdoors as the classroom for learning and personal development.
Ross currently works for Riverside Christian College, Maryborough, as College Chaplain (started 2011). In his role as Chaplain Ross has developed an Adventure Based Youth leadership program called YouthTrek@riverside: Journey Challenge Adventure.