Cub’s unique award

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Roundabout -

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

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