Sixteen scouts from Avon have been honoured by HM The Queen and
International adventurer Chief Scout Bear Grylls for gaining their
Queen's Scouts Award.
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,
completed an expedition in wild country, undertook a five-day
residential project in an unfamiliar environment and learnt 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 all
the other Scouts in the UK and I am so pleased that both Scouting
has honoured them today. They are amazing."
HM The Queen and Bear Grylls greeted over 600 new Queen's Scouts
from across the UK and The Commonwealth at Windsor Castle on Sunday
29th April. The Windsor Castle event has been held regularly since
1934 and 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.
Avon's finest also celebrated locally at a recent event at
Berkeley Castle. Well Done Scouts - we're very proud of all you've