Queens Scout Award Presentation

Posted on 26 March 2018

It was a double celebration at the 1st Kinross (St Serfs) Scouts recently with brothers Daniel and Ryan Shah both achieving the highest awards within their Scout sections. Daniel aged 13 was awarded the Chief Scout’s Gold Award for completing a variety of Activity Badges and all 9 Challenge Awards.  These included a selection of challenges involving creative and outdoor tasks as well as expedition and teamwork activities culminating in a significant personal challenge.  The award was presented by Scout Leader, Matt Newton and Group Scout Leader, Dave Sparling.

Older brother Ryan, 19 was presented with his Queen’s Scout Award, the highest award that young people can work towards in the Scout movement.  To achieve this Ryan had to gain his Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and then complete a further 6 challenges with a focus on themes such as Values, Community and International Scouting.  As a Beaver Leader, Ryan undertook some of these in a leadership role with his Colony and also was involved in an environmental volunteering project at Loch Leven.  Ryan is also a member of Perth and Kinross District Scout Network involved in Scouting activities for 18 to 25 year olds.  Alison Wilson, District Scout Network Commissioner presented his award.

Later in April, Ryan will travel to Windsor to take part in the National Scout Service and Parade for all Queen’s Scout recipients this year.

GSL, Dave Sparling said he was proud that Ryan was continuing the strong tradition in completing the Queen’s Scout Award amongst members and leaders within the Group.

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