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Celebrating Achievements in Scouting

posted 1 Dec 2013, 12:11 by Stephen Harrison   [ updated 7 Aug 2014, 23:18 ]
Cubs receive their Silver Chief Scouts Award
‘Two things matter in life: following your dreams and looking after your friends. This is what I love about Scouting. It’s about doing great things, loving and enjoying the great adventures and helping others to do the same.’ - Bear Grylls.

This weekend at Durham Scouts' annual awards, the acheivements of young people and adults across the county were celebrated in style with a glitzy bash at Durham Town Hall. Cubs from 3rd Washington were there to receive their Silver Chief Scouts award, and Jonathan was presented with his Silver Acorn at the event. Our congratulations go to Meghan, Chloe, Thomas, James and of course Jonathan. Cubs earned their Silver Chief Scout's Award (the highest award in the cub section) by completing challenges in being creative, community, fitnesss, global, getting outdoors and the promise programme zone. The leader team were incredibly proud to see cubs on stage with County Commissioner Jeff and Regional Commissioner Vicki.

The event provided a chance for young people and adults to reflect on the value scouting and the positive impact it has on society. Through supporting young people to develop, they become active and responsible citizens with valuable skills which improve their life chances. The journey through scouting at 3rd Washington challenges young people to reach their potential. Sometimes the path is not always clear... what path will you take?

The awards also recognised the work of volunteers in scouting, without whom, there would be fewer opportunities for young people to flourish and grow as they enjoy the adventures that scouting offers, next time you are at a scouting meeting, please take a moment to thank our leader team and group executive for the work they do.

The goal of the group is to offer our young people opportunities to learn through doing and this philosophy is supported through the balanced programme we offer. Beavers, cubs and scouts can expect to experience a range of activities which challenge to them to work with others, to develop their role as a member of the local community and to explore their beliefs and the beliefs of others.