Scouts from all across Derbyshire attended a prestigious ceremony at The Winding Wheel in Chesterfield on Sunday (1st February) in celebration of their success in completing the Chief Scouts Gold Award, the highest award a young person can complete in the Scout Section.
115 Scouts were presented with their awards by the High Sherriff of Derbyshire, David Coleman alongside County Commissioner, Tom Stoddart and recently appointed Regional Commissioner for East Midlands, Sue Harris.
A large amount of the award-holders are from Chesterfield District itself, we are all very proud of their achievements and for the second year in a row, the number of Scouts achieving the award has increased!
These Scouts have shown an ability to successfully organise a camp or expedition, with many scouts completing difficult challenges such as the Kinder Extreme or Border Hike. Gold Award holders have also taken an active role in Community Life by participating in projects to make life better for local people. It takes dedication and determination to become a Chief Scout Gold Award holder, these Young People reflect the true potential and excellence of Scouting in both Chesterfield and Derbyshire!
What’s next for these ‘Super Scouts’? Many are already looking forward to hopefully becoming a Queens Scout (the highest award in Scouting) in a few short years when they turn 16!
To find out more about the Chief Scouts Gold Award contact Dave MacAlister (ACC Scouts) via www.derbyshirescouts.org.uk/contact