Scouts win top awards

Air Scouts William and Sophie
Air Scouts William and Sophie

More than 100 Luton Scouts have gained a ton of top awards during a special presentation by County Commissioner, Bob Calver, at Redbourne School in Ampthill.

The youngsters had all completed their Chief Scout Award after two years’ hard work and this was the County Commissioner’s personal way of celebrating a year of outstanding achievement.

To gain this accolade, the 100 Luton Scouts had to complete six challenges and a range of activities, including an adventure, world issues, teamwork, skills, a personal challenge and outdoor activities.

Sea Scout Cassidy Price, aged 10, said: “For one of my challenges I built a raft and sailed it with my team at Luton Hoo. Outdoor activities included three camps in various parts of the UK where we built fires and cooked in the open air. I am aiming to be chosen for the 2023 World Scout Jamboree in South Korea.”

Bob Calver said: “I was amazed by the turnout. It was a massive well done to everyone.”

Chief Scout Bear Grylls added a message. He said: “All these young people have lived the adventure of a lifetime to achieve their awards and I admire that spirit very much. They are a huge inspiration to the other 500,000 Scouts in the UK and I am so pleased the County Commissioner has honoured them. They are amazing.”

Air Scout twins, William and Sophie Edmunds, and Sea Scouts Matthew Sanders and Cassidy Price led the way in the ton of awards for the 100 Luton Scouts at the County Commissioner’s ceremony. The Luton Scouts came from 12 groups in the town and they were watched by a combined audience of more than 1,000.