At the county awards ceremony members from our Explorer Scout Unit were presented with their awards by the UK Deputy Youth Commissioner, Jagz Bharth.
Hanna Allessendro-Pearse was presented with her Duke of Edinburgh’s Silver Award having completed 6 months at Cub Scouts (volunteering), 3 months developing her kayaking (physical), 6 months at the Capitol Youth Theatre (skill) and a 3 day hike across the New Forest where she also studied the impact of tourism in the area.
Katie Sexton was presented with her Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award having completed 3 months at Beaver Scouts (volunteering), 3 months developing her pole vaulting skills (physical), 3 months improving her clarinet playing (skill) and a 2 day hike across the High Weald area where she also studied and photographed as many different birds as she could find.
Both these awards did not come without the hard work of the voluntary leaders, lead by Andrew Eastman, that supported them along the way and with the support of their parents.
Jagz Bharth spoke about the achievements the young people have gained, and said these are not the final part of the journey but a common in the progress of the members as they move forward to further and greater adventures as they grow in their scouting.
Congratulations to Hanna and Katie for gaining these awards and to their leaders who supported them along their way.