The Bedfordshire County Scout awards day is designed to recognise all the hard work that goes on within Bedfordshire Scouting, be it the youths work or the volunteers.
3 ceremonies were held over the day: One for the Beavers, another for the Cubs and one for the Scout, Explorer and Leader awards. Of course there was a great Luton presence!
We were lucky enough to be treated to a chat by Mark Wood, Scout ambassador and Explorer who next year will be spending 100 days alone trekking the North Pole! He was an inspiration and his talk was enjoyed by all.
We were also lucky enough to be treated by a visit from the Bedfordshire Lions, the unit who represented Bedfordshire at the World Scout Jamboree this summer. They told us their anecdotes and showed us some of their awesome swaps from the event. (Thanks to Bedfordshires World Scout Jamboree team for the photo)
Many Luton Scouts collected awards on this day including others:
Chief Scout Awards
Blake- Strathmore, Dulitha- Lea, Francis- St Anne’s, Izzy- St Anne’s, Ethan- Blenheim , Ozzy- Strathmore
Young Leader Award
Millie-Jo- St Anne’s, Stephen- Griffin ESU
Duke of Edinburgh Award
Heather Roy- Ross Park, Stephen- Griffin ESU
Adult Award Bar to Medal of Merit
Norma Watson- Ross Park following more than 40 years of service.
The Chief Scouts Award is the highest award was gained by over 70 Young Person in Luton.
2 Young Leader Award were gained by young people of Luton Scouts, 14 to 18 age which is design to enable them to support adult leaders in sections and allows them to make a valuable contribution to their community and giving service to others.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award is well known, worldwide scheme which develops young people 14 to 25 age and 3 were gained by members of Luton Scouts. The DoE is often use this award to support their scout training and the other way round.
Award holders were also treated to a magic show after the ceremony!
It was a brilliant day that was enjoyed by all. Hopefully next year we get to see more Luton Scouts picking up awards…