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Chief Scout’s Award Success in Washington: 15 Cub Scouts Receive the Highest Award.

posted 10 May 2012, 13:48 by Stephen Harrison
Cubs enjoy climbing activity as part of their Adventure Challenge
9th May 2012:
1st Fatfield Scouts is today celebrating the achievements of 15 cub scouts who received the Chief Scout’s Silver Award at the group’s annual general meeting. The presentation of the award marks the completion of 6 challenge badges which cubs have undertaken throughout the last two years.

As well as being huge fun, the challenge badges help to promote the development of young people as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local community. Through the outdoor challenge, cubs experienced exciting new outdoor activities such as snow tubing and climbing as well as spending nights away camping with the group.

Cubs have learned about how to stay in good shape as part of the fitness challenge award, cooking up some tasty and healthy dishes along the way as well as showing artistic flair through the creative challenge.

The 15 young people are from the 1st Fatfield Scout Group, the group current have two cub packs with 36 cubs enjoying an active programme every week. The group is based at near Harraton Community Centre and provides fun, challenge and adventure for 180 young people.

Cubs enjoying the outdoors at camp

Ben Harbottle, (10), said:

“We’ve done some fantastic activities over the last year and I’ve had loads of fun working towards the badges. I loved doing outdoor challenge badge when we got to toast marshmallows on the fire. They were yum!”

“Having the award presented by Terry Deary made it all the more special”

Terry Deary, Local Author, said:

“It was a huge privilege to be able to present these awards to such a wonderful group of young people. It reminded me of the fun I had as a cub scout. It’s great to see that so many young people are still benefitting from scouting.”

Adventure at 1st Fatfield is made possible by a large team of adult volunteers who support the group in a variety of roles, from our section leaders who give up time every week to lead activities for young people, to our supporters who give up spare time once a month to cut the grass, to support fundraising or to our executive who look after the assets of the charity.

To find out more about volunteering opportunities in Washington, please visit, or call 0845 300 1818.