First Honeybourne Scouts held a unique presentation evening when three Scouts were presented with their Chief Scout Gold certificates.

Jess Barret, Charlie Johnson and James Lamb, all aged 14, received their certificates from Troop leader Lyn Clements, having worked towards this award for three and a half years. 

The Chief Scout Gold is the highest award a Scout can achieve and requires a Scout to earn nine Challenge Awards along with a range of other activity badges.

A Troop spokesman said: “Each has shown dedication to the Troop, attended weekly meetings, learnt many new skills and tried new experiences along the way.

“Scouting has enabled them to have lots of fun, whilst working as a team or taking on individual challenges.

“They have done water sports, hiked, camped, learnt backwoods skills, crafts, cookery, and mechanics, along with carrying out service projects and attending parades. 

“For each of them the highlight of their Scout journey was the Expedition Challenge.

“Working as a team they planned a three-day hike and two nights’ camping, working out the route cards, timings and menus.

“They then carried their own kit and followed their route on what turned out to be one of the hottest weekends of the year.  However they all achieved their goals. 

“All three of them are now progressing on to Explorer Scouts, where they will continue enjoying the fellowship and challenges of Scouting.”