Georgina’s third Royal Award makes her one of the most decorated Scouts in Luton

Date: 6th Feb 2019 Author: Peter Sutherst
Georgina Barrett, a Young Leader with the Hydra Explorer Unit in Leagrave, has just received her third Royal Award making her one of the most decorated Scouts in Luton.

In 2016 she won her Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award and in 2017 she was presented with her Queen’s Guide Award. This month she crowned her past two achievements with a Queen’s Scout Award.

But reaching this pinnacle has not been easy for this Assistant Keeper of Archaeology at the Buckinghamshire County Museum in Amersham.

Challenges included a four-day hike along the 74-mile long Hadrian’s Wall. Other tasks included a skill, a physical activity and a service project.

Georgina attended a Norfolk International Scout and Guide Jamboree as part of a large team running activities such as entertainment and catering. This fulfilled the international, community and values elements of the award.

Proving that Scouting is not just about knots and compass, this Young Leader worked on other projects such as understanding ethics and veganism, problems face by local museums, local knowledge and running sessions for Cub Scouts at the Amersham Museum.

Her Guide background includes acting as a Ranger Leader, County Adviser for the Rangers and now the Anglian Region 18+ Coordinator.

When asked what drives her, Georgina said, “I feel very strongly about a number of issues including  mental health, environmental activism and women’s rights. These causes drive me and inspire me to do more within my local community.” Among her other awards was a certificate from YOPEY (Young People of the Year) for being a positive role model for young people.

In April, Georgina expects to join around 800 other Queen’s Scout Award winners from around the UK at the prestigious St George’s Day celebrations at Windsor Castle.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls