Three Crawley District Scouts, Jamie Keeley, Sam Lashwood and Ania Jasko were honoured by international adventurer and Chief Scout Bear Grylls at Windsor Castle for gaining their Queen’s Scouts Awards on Sunday 24th April 2016. Bear was joined by Prince Michael of Kent, GCVO.
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.
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 over half a million Scouts in the UK and I am so pleased that Scouting has honoured them today. They are amazing.”
To see each of their journeys to get to this award, please click the links below:
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 200 different activities on offer by Scouting across the UK.
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Want to get involved next year?
Achieved your Queen’s Scout Award? Ready for an additional challenge? Why not take centre stage at ‘A day of celebration and achievement’, Windsor Castle. If you’re aged 25 or under you could take a leading role as the Colour Party or construct and lead the National Scout Service or, if aged 18 or over, guide other Queen’s Scouts as a Section Leader. Apply online to attend this year’s selection event. During December to April your commitment is required at five training weekends. Section Leaders are required for two weekends from March. Application closing date is midnight on Sunday 23 October.