The recipients of the 2012 Scout Birthday Badges have
been announced. Avon's Scouts were lucky enough to present one of
them with their award.
On 1 August every year we celebrate Scouting's birthday by
awarding an Honorary Scout Activity Badge for a particular
accomplishment and/or achievement. The accolades are presented to
public figures who have achieved something special across a range
of activities. The winners are voted for by Scouts who have been
inspired by what they have done.
This year Oscar Winner, Nick Park joins the ranks
of previous famous Scout Badge recipients including Stephen Fry,
Sir David Attenborough and Dame Ellen MacArthur. Other winners for
2012 include: John Bishop (Sports Enthusiast) the Hairy Bikers
(Chef) and Russell T Davies (Writer).
Scouts from our County (Westbury, Henleaze and Brentry) joined
Nick and perhaps his most famous creation, Wallace, to present the
award: a super-sized model-making badge. A Scout in his
youth, Nick was delighted to receive the award, talked at length
with our Scouts, and wanted to encourage Scouts everywhere to be
We congratulate Nick on his award and hope he will be able to
continue to support us in the future.
See the article on The Scout Association's national