Congratulations to the 22 amazing young people from Basingstoke West District Scouts who were awarded their Chief Scouts Silver, Gold, and Diamond Awards on Monday evening. They were celebrated in a formal ceremony headed by the Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane, along with Lady Louisa Portal, District President, and Peter Byrne, District Commissioner.
Among the recipients was Harry Dood who received his Chief Scout Diamond Award (equivalent to DofE Silver) and was given the opportunity to share his experiences with the other young people present. He provided an inspiring account of the adventure and growth he experienced completing his award, before hearing a citation from The Warren Youth Club thanking him for his impeccable volunteering service.
We are very grateful to the Mayor, who hosts these events, and our Top Award recipients in the Council Chamber twice a year. It creates a special moment in these young people's lives and we hope it's something they remember for a long time.
The Chief Scout's Awards are the pinnacle of the scouting journey for each section; it is an amazing achievement to have earned them. All the recipients demonstrated their tenacity and commitment while learning skills for life.