Scouts who rose to challenge celebrate their awards
A group of Scouts have been celebrating their successes in achieving their Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) award.
Scouts from units across the borough come together to work towards the award as part of the Ashford District DofE unit.
All 13 achieved either their Bronze DofE and Chief Scout Platinum Award, or their Silver DofE and Chief Scout Diamond Award.
The youngsters, who are aged between 14 and 16, met at Ruckinge Scout Hall on Monday, January 20, to receive their awards.
Over the past year, all have taken part in a wide range of activities of their own choosing to complete their awards.
This has included volunteering for charities, learning or developing new skills and sports, as well as taking part in several months’ training for two selfsufficient expeditions through the fields and footpaths of Kent, Surrey and Sussex.
DofE co-ordinator Gillian Temple said: “The group has bonded as teams, met new challenges, overcome difficulties and atrocious weather. They have all matured into confident young people, who have every right to be very proud of their successes.”
Young people aged 13 to 25 who are interested in earning their Duke of Edinburgh Awards should email dofe@adscouts. org.uk
Scouts show off their awards with, back row: DofE Explorer Scout Leader Paul Fisher, Tim Whorlow, Kieran Lee, Gregory Chalcroft, Jules Weston, Nathaniel Brooks, Grace Robinson, Max Hyder, Rachael Trumper, James Wright, District DofE co-ordinator Gillian Temple; and front row: Jonathan Parsons, George Ball, Jamie Phillpott and Lewis Green