Friday, 24 May 2019

Boys receive chief scout’s bronze award for six badges

Boys receive chief scout’s bronze award for six badges

TWO boys have received the highest award that can be achieved by beavers.

Noah Cottam, eight, and Joshua Martin, seven, who are members of the 1st Shiplake scout group, were awarded the chief scout’s bronze award.

They were presented with certificates at a community lunch for the elderly held at Shiplake memorial hall.

To earn the award, the boys had to complete six badges with different themes, including teamwork, adventure and skills.

Their activities included climbing trees, learning how to start a fire and learning archery and the Countryside Code.

Joshua also took part in a 5km run on a course with inflatable obstacles in Newbury as part of his personal challenge while Noah climbed Pen y Fan in the Brecon Beacons in South Wales with his family.

Joshua, a pupil at Shiplake Primary School, said: “Getting the badges was fun. My favourite challenge was running and football.

“I have got loads of friends at beavers — some are my school friends and some are not. It is very fun meeting people from different schools.”

Noah, who is in the same class, said: “It took a lot of effort and it is very good to get the award. I think my parents are proud.

“We got to do loads of activities and it was fun. Climbing trees was easy because I really like it.”

Individual badges were awarded to other beavers, cubs and scouts.

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