Nottinghamshire Scouts

CHIEF SCOUT RECOGNISES NOTTS SCOUTS AS TOP ACHIEVERS

By Royal Appointment: Ten Nottinghamshire Scouts, four girls and six boys have today been honoured by international adventurer Chief Scout, Bear Grylls at Windsor Castle for gaining their Queen’s ScoutsAwards, the highest awards for young people in Scouting. Bear was joined at Windsor by Prince Michael of Kent, GCVO.

The Queen’s Scout Award 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.

Jordan Phillips aged 21, from West Bridgford is one of over 650 new Queen’s Scouts who received his Award today. He said:“For the skills section of the Queen Scout Award I created a new community focussed website for our Scout Group which ensured information about all sections was promoted out to the wider community. The site not only helped our local area connect with the Group more on fundraising and local initiatives, but also helped me develop as a person. I learned to write code and interview leaders and scouts to create interesting content for the site. I think that having developed the website, along with the expedition and other adventurous activities completed for my Queen Scout Award helped me be successful in my current university studies and also to be recently selected to be Nottinghamshire’s first ever Youth Commissioner”

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.”

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ADVENTURES & ACTIVITIES
2016 PROGRAMME

The 2016 Adventurous Activity Programme is now available. We want to get more young people out and about on activities for the first time. Please CLICK HERE to take a look at our website and HERE to download our Adventures and Activities brochure for your Group/Unit.

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