Romsey Scouts took over The Plaza Theatre in October for an evening of celebration. More than 40 young people from across Romsey District were presented with Awards in front of their families, leaders and fellow Scouts on Sunday 22nd October.
The Chief Scout Awards celebration usually happens twice each year in Romsey District as an opportunity to celebrate a milestone in the Scouting journey of young members. Youngsters and leaders from the nine Groups and Explorer Units across the area come together to celebrate their success. It is also a fantastic opportunity for younger sections to see and aspire to the achievements of the older sections.
The Chief Scout’s Awards are staged awards and the highest a young Scout member can achieve in each section. Squirrel Scouts (aged 4-6 years) can gain their Chief Scout’s Acorn Award when they have completed all four Challenge badges plus two Activity Badges of their choice. Beaver Scouts (aged 6-8 years) will earn their Chief Scout’s Bronze Award once they have completed all of the Challenge Awards, as well as any four Activity Badges.
Similarly, Cub Scouts (aged 8-10½ years) and Scouts (10½ – 14 years) can earn their Silver and Gold Chief Scout Awards on completion of the required badges and awards. Explorer Scouts (14-18 years) being our oldest youth section, have the most potential Awards to earn: firstly, the Chief Scout’s Platinum Award, then the Diamond (the highest of the Chief Scout Awards). Some Explorers will then go on to achieve their Kings Scout Award, perhaps also as part of completing their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
The awards were presented to the delighted young people by the Assistant District Commissioners for each section. All were then assembled on the stage for a group photograph by their proud families and friends.