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Celebrating Leaders of the Future

posted 21 Sep 2014, 08:41 by Carl Hickman
‘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, Chief Scout.

This weekend at Durham Scouts' annual awards, the achievements of young people and adults across the county were celebrated in style with a glitzy bash at Durham Town Hall. 37 young people from 3rd Washington received their Chief Scouts Award which is the highest award that a young person can gain in their section. 18 beavers bounced on to stage to receive their bronze award, 10 cubs for their silver award and 9 scouts for their gold award across the day.

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.