At Coleshill I presented Bronze and Silver Chief Scout Awards
At 2nd Warwick Gold Chief Scouts Award
In Fenny Compton – Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards
And at Get In a Queens Scout Award at 11th Nuneaton.
The one common denominator was the sense of achievement and the joy that the young people had in receiving the awards and pride of their parents and leaders. Well done to all.
That set me thinking, do we consider the “Top Award” in any section as something that only a few should get or with a well run programme and a bit of hard work should they all? I think it should be the latter. In our census this year we were asked to record the “Top Awards” achieved. Here are the results across the County:
Number % of membership
Chief Scouts Bronze Award 340 22
Chief Scouts Silver Award 261 14
Chief Scouts Gold Award 105 7
Chief Scouts Platinum Award 20 3
Chief Scouts Diamond Award 15 2
Queen’s Scout Award 2 1
A big fall off in the numbers being achieved as we go through the Sections. We often hear that people get bored in Scouts for 3½ years – are we giving them the challenge they are looking for – could encouraging more to get a Top Award be the way to do that? Some food for thought.
Enjoy the summer – get out and about