Seaton Scouts win top award
PUBLISHED: 08:15 30 March 2016 | UPDATED: 18:40 09 April 2016
Two troop members receive the Chief Scouts Gold Award
Two Seaton scouts received a top honour at a ceremony last week.
Simon Davis and Harry Ockenden were both awarded their Chief Scout’s Gold Awards - one of the highest accolades achievable to scouts.
The presentation was made by Daniel Knapp, the 1st Seaton Scouts’ group leader, who has also recently been presented his Leaders’ Wood Badge at the young age of 20, which recognises his significant achievement in leadership and direct service to young people within Scouting.
The Chief Scout Gold Award reflect the scouts’ commitment to the community, the service to others within Scouting and the dedication to having a go at new things in a great fun environment with good friends.
Challenges over the last four years have included plenty of camping, backwoods cookery, rafting and shooting as well as acting as Grizzly race support crew, assisting with the local Remembrance Service and delivering Christmas cards for the Rotary Club’s annual fundraising initiative.
The lads also entertained the residents of a local nursing home, and saw behind the scenes during the construction of the new Jurassic visitor centre during a hard hat tour.
Harry and Simon, both aged 14, will now move up to the Axe Air Explorers.
Unfortunately, only Simon could make the award ceremony.
The Seaton scout section is for young people, usually aged between ten-and-a-half and 14 years.
A young person can join the troop at 10 and may stay until they are 14-and-a-half years old. The scout troop is the third section in the scout group, above beavers and cubs.
Seaton scouts meet on Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm until 8.30pm.
If anyone would like to learn more about the scout group, or has time to offer to help with its activities, they are asked to please contact the website at www.seatonscouts.org Alternatively they can phone Daniel Knapp on 01297 22552
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