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Chief Scout Bear Grylls to recognise Local Scout

23 April 2014

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Local Explorer Scout Leader Christopher Pike is being honouredQueen's Scout badge RGB by international adventurer Chief Scout Bear Grylls at Windsor Castle for gaining his Queen’s Scout Award.


Bear will greet over 500 new Queen’s Scouts from across the UK on Sunday 27th April 2014. He will be joined by HRH Duke of Kent, President of The Scout Association.


The Queen’s Scout Award is the highest honour in Scouting and is awarded for outstanding personal achievement.This honour is achieved by young people aged between 16 and 25 who have completed a range of challenges, which includes service to their community, completing an expedition in wild country, undertaking a five-day residential project in an unfamiliar environment and learning a new skill or developing an existing talent.


Chris, aged 25, from Dorking, said “Gaining my Queen’s Scout Award has been awesome. One of the best things I have ever done in Scouting was having a real adventure completing my expedition. I hiked over 50 miles across Dartmoor National Park”.


Chief Scout Bear Grylls said “All these young people have lived the adventure of a lifetime to achieve their Queen’s Scout Awards, and I admire that spirit so much.  They are huge inspirations to the other 550,000 Scouts in the UK and I am so pleased that both Scouting has honoured them today. They are amazing.”


The Windsor Castle event has been held regularly since 1934 on the Sunday nearest to St. George’s Day (23rd April). St. George is the Patron Saint of Scouting. Since the Queen’s Scout Award was instigated, over 100,000 of these awards have been presented to young men and women for outstanding personal achievements and service to their local communities. They have learnt new skills and taken part in many of the 200 different adventurous activities on offer by Scouting across the UK.