Cub’s unique award
A Cub from Kennington could be the first girl in her group to have achieved a Chief Scout’s silver award. Eloise Spencer, 11, from the 7th Ashford St Mary’s Cub pack, completed a number of physical and skills-based challenges to get the accolade – the highest award that can be gained in Cubs. One challenge involved her looking after younger Cubs during a camp at Godinton House near Ashford. Akela Mark Lewis, who has been with the group for 17 years and led it for six, said Eloise is only about the fourth youngster he has given the award to and the only girl. He said: “I’m very impressed with Eloise. As well as doing the silver award, she’s achieved about 30 normal activity badges.” According to the Scouts website, girls have been members of The Scout Association for more than 30 years, and today the majority of groups are mixed.
Eloise Spencer of 7th Ashford St Mary’s Cub pack achieved a Chief Scout Silver Award