Record year of award success for scouts

Sleaford Scouts
Sleaford Scouts

It has been a record year for Sleaford Scouts, with more than 170 completing their Chief Scout Award – and meeting Bear Grylls in the process.

To achieve the award, the beavers and cubs had to put in two years of hard work, with the scouts completing four years.

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During this time, the youngsters participated in a range of activities, as set by Chief Scout Bear Grylls, who they met at an event back in May. They covered all aspects of the scout programme, ranging from outdoor adventure challenges to creative and team work.

Ian Kingdom, district commissioner, said: “ These young people should be proud of their achievements. Scouting is a fun movement where young people get their first taste of adventure – this could be their first night away from home, going behind the scenes of an RAF fire section, or even handling a boa constrictor.”

The Sleaford members took part in more than 350 activities in all, including climbing, canoeing, caving, camps, expeditions and sleepovers.

Mr Kingdom went on to thank the adult volunteers, adding: “Without their time, enthusiasm and energy, achievements like this and scouting would not happen.”

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