Scouts who rose to chal­lenge cel­e­brate their awards

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

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.

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

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