On Wednesday, 3rd Ely Scout Group held an awards night of epic proportion.
During their Beavers meeting, Theo Knight-Hughes was presented with the highest award for his section – the Chief Scout Bronze Award. To earn this honour, Theo completed all six challenge badges, including learning about friendship, the great outdoors, and the wider world. After receiving his badge and certificate, Theo completed the ceremony of moving up to Cubs, known as swimming up the river.
Group Scout Leader Frances Wilson, who presented the award, said “It has been a pleasure having Theo in Beavers, and he has done well getting his award and so many badges. He will be missed, however he will have great time at Cubs.”
In a later event of the evening, no less than four of 3rd Ely’s Cubs were presented with their Chief Scout Silver Award, by Assistant District Commissioner Rachel Clover.
Max Hitchin, Edward Cross, Ben Murphy and Rhys Burlton received the award, which is again the highest available to the section, and the presentation was followed by a ceremony to move the four up to the Scout section.
After moving up the four into Scouts, their new leader Brian Calvert said “A Silver Award shows that a Cub has already taken part in many interesting and exciting activities. They’ve all done well, and I’m excited to be welcoming 4 new young members into our Scout group where we’ll continue with these fun pursuits and challenges”.
The night was a proud achievement for 3rd Cubs, who have yet to celebrate their second birthday.
3rd Ely Scout Group and groups all across Ely District rely on volunteers to help young people in the area realise these achievements, and they are currently recruiting. Find out more about the local groups and get in touch by visiting www.facebook.com/ElyScouts