Sunday, 18 November 2018

Girl, 12, is scout group’s first person to achieve gold

A GIRL from Benson has been awarded the chief scout’s gold award.

A GIRL from Benson has been awarded the chief scout’s gold award.

Emily Lock, 12, was presented with the award — the highest available — by Thames Chiltern district commissioner Richard Booys.

She is the first member of 1st Benson scouts to receive the honour.

Her father Martin, who is group leader, said: “I’m absolutely delighted. Without doubt it’s an amazing achievement for any scout.Hopefully it’s something she will look back on in years to come as a very memorable moment.”

Emily has spent almost two years working through all of the requirements, including adventure activities, charity work, community service and leadership.



The award was presented at the scout headquarters in Littleworth Road after a cooking night to celebrate a good year of scouting in which the group’s first two silver awards were presented to cubs and a number of bronze awards was presented to beavers.

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