Scouts ‘ready for the future’ with chief award

Bucks Scouts in action

Bucks Scouts in action

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Buckinghamshire’s scouts have received the highest available award in their secton – the chief scout award.

The ceremony, held at Aylesbury High School, also honoured the achievements of young people who had completed the Duke of Edinburgh award program.

Lead volunteer for Buckinghamshire Andrew Craddock said with nearly 8,000 scouts in the county, record numbers are joining the movement which provides valuable life skills and experience.

He said: “Scouting prepares young people for the future by giving them confidence and self-reliance.”

More than 100 beavers, cubs, scouts and explorer scouts were in attendance, with ages ranging from seven to 17 years old.

For further information about the scout association, visit www.scouts.org.uk/join or call 0845 300 1818.