Over the last 12 months scouting in the UK has been difficult due to the restrictions but there has still been scouting just not in a traditional way. This is true in Stoke Gifford who have continued scouting using zoom online sessions as well as camping at home, weekly challenges and badges.
So just how much more difficult is it to achieve scouts top awards during the pandemic! Four scouts; Cameron, Alfie, Emily and Daniel have all managed to do just that.
Nine Challenge Awards, an average of 30+ Activity Badges and a minimum of 8 and maximum of 33 nights away under canvas during four and a half years in the scout section. The final requirements for three of the four was a 2 day expedition which was only possible when the virus restrictions were lifted this April.
It’s always great to have scouts achieve their top award and it shows great commitment by them but also a balanced program provided by the volunteer leaders who work hard to give the scouts as many opportunities as they can. OSR Scout troop are very successful at getting their members through their top awards
A massive congratulations to all four scouts. Tonight the scouts received their awards and certificates from DCC Alec Tomlinson and then we had a celebration cake.