awards evening for Cody, Dan, Olly and Esme at woodhouse park with asst county commissioner stu ballard
This was a special evening Cody, Dan and Olly are leaving us soon to move on to explorers and although Dan completed his Gold Chief Scouts Award some months ago Cody and Olly needed to complete the 22 mile 2 day expedition last weekend to finally complete theirs, which they did (see earlier post). So Stu Ballard assistant county commissioner came out to Woodhouse Park to make the 3 Awards which are well deserved not only did these scouts do the 8 old syllabus challenge awards but also completed 4 of the new syllabus challenge awards also.
Then it was the turn of Esme to come up and receive her Chief Scouts Commendation for Meritorious Conduct Award from Stu, a few words about why Esme was getting the award and Stu explained that this had come all the way down from London and Bear Grylls himself had written to Esme congratulating her on all her hard work. She was presented with her medal and certificate plus a personal note and then it was time to cut the cake. Well Done to all 4 of these scouts and a great example for the rest of the troop.