Children from Scout Groups across Amersham were amongst the recipients of certificates awarded in recognition of achieving the top award for their section.

The event, which was held at Aylesbury High School, recognised nearly 100 young people and drew an audience of approximately 250 people.

To achieve the Bronze Award, the Beaver Scouts (boys and girls aged six to eight) have to complete their My World, My Skills, My Outdoors, My Adventure, Teamwork and Personal Challenge Awards and also achieve four activity badges which can range from IT to Music, swimming to the number of nights they spend camping.

To achieve the Silver Chief Scout Award, the Cub Scouts (boys and girls aged eight to 10-and-a-half) must finish their Our World, Our Skills, Our Outdoors, Our Adventure, Teamwork, Team Leader and Personal Challenge Award.

They also must gain six activity badges which can range from cooking to local knowledge, DIY to sports enthusiast.

Bessie Moore, aged nine said: “The activity I liked best in Beavers was toasting marshmallows on putting them between chocolate biscuits and eating them.

“My favourite badge was the Astronomer one as we learnt about the planets. I have lots of fun at Cubs. It is very enjoyable, and I learn new skills.

“I’m the only girl in my Cub Pack and I hope some more will join soon!”

Awards were also given to Scouts who had achieved the Gold Chief Scout Award along with others who had attained either their Bronze or Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award.

James Palin, lead volunteer for Buckinghamshire Scouts said: “Scouting provides young people with skills for life.

“They will grow in confidence, be active, become resilient and will be caring and show commitment.”

“It’s very rewarding for volunteers to be able to help children grow and to use their skills and experience to help them.”

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