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Scouts from Bath Reach the Top and are Recongnised by Chief Scout

27 April 2015
Leaders and Network members from Bath were honoured by Chief Scout and international adventurer, Bear Grylls, alongside the Duchess of Gloucester  yesterday (Sunday 26th April) at Windsor Castle as they received their Queen’s Scout Awards. The three young adults; Tracey Stevenson and Ethan Rose from 28th (Bathampton and Charlotte Brewer from 66th (Weston Village) joined nearly 500 other scouts from across the UK for this prestigious award.The Queen’s Scout Award is the highest honour in Scouting and is awarded for outstanding personal achievement. This honour is achieved by young people aged between 16 and 25 who have completed a range of challenges, which includes service to their community, completing an expedition in wild country, undertaking a five-day residential project in an unfamiliar environment and learning a new skill or developing an existing talent.

Tracey Stevenson, Cub Scout Leader from Bathampton, said “Doing the Queen’s Scout Award was once in lifetime chance, it has taking me about 2 years to complete. The most challenge part of the award was the expedition, due to me having Scolosis which is the curve of the spine. I completed it with the help and support of my follow team members and all my scouting friends. I feel very proud to have received this award and feel I have learnt a lot about working as team and working with other people you make not know. My Queen’s Scout expedition took place in The New Forest, where I studied the impact of the Second World War on the natural landscape, it was hard going but a lot of fun.”

Chief Scout Bear Grylls said: “All these young people have lived the adventure of a lifetime to achieve their Queen’s Scout Awards, and I admire that spirit so much. They are huge inspirations to the other 550,000 Scouts in the UK and I am so pleased that both Scouting has honoured them today. They are amazing.” 

The annual Windsor Castle event has been held regularly since 1934 on the Sunday nearest to St. George’s Day (23rd April). St. George is the Patron Saint of Scouting. Since the Queen’s Scout Award was instigated, over 100,000 of these awards have been presented to young men and women for outstanding personal achievements and service to their local communities. They have learnt new skills and taken part in many of the 250 different activities on offer by Scouting across the UK.

The Queen’s Scout Award is the top award in The Scout Association’s programme. Following an extensive programme refresh, Scouting is today announcing the largest ever revamp of its activity programme with the launch of 165 new and updated badges, making up a total of 250 age-appropriate badges for its youth membership (6-18 yrs).
To get involved in the scouting adventure, and start working towards your Queen’s Scout Award, or for more information about some of the adventures we offer, get in touch!
The leaders made sure to get a selfie with Chief Scout, Bear Grylls