Scouting in Salisbury & South Wilts reaches the top:
16th September 2019
54 Salisbury & South Wilts recognised as top scouts at Guildhall Awards Ceremony.
Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Network members were joined by their leaders and families at Salisbury Guildhall to celebrate their achievement of Scouting's Top Awards, attended by special guest (and former 23rd Salisbury Scout) Chief Constable Kier Pritchard.
During the celebration, the award holders and assembled guests heard from Scouts who've spent the summer in the United States, Canada, and Switzerland on Scout events. A trio of Scouts from 23rd Salisbury gave a brilliant recount of their experiences when they went on Summer Camp to Kanderstag International Scout Centre, Switzerland, and the audience learned how they've developed their skills along the way.
As Scouts, we believe in preparing young people with skills for life. These awards prove that Scouts have resilience, determination, and the ability to work as part of a team.
Abigail, from Laverstock Explorer Scouts explained that explained what she had to do to gain her chief scouts' award, and also explained how she's developed herself along the way.
The Chief Constable also gave an address, urging the young award holders to stick at scouting as they grow up. CC Pritchard explained that some of the skills he's honed during his career in the police, started to be developed in Scouting. He also went on to recognise the parents, supporters and scout leaders, without whom Scouting simply would not happen.
Ian Porter, district commissioner for Salisbury and South Wilts Scouts says, “I’m really proud of all the young people who have been recognised this week. I’m proud of all the leaders who give their time, knowledge and experience, without seeking any reward, other than seeing the scouts grow, develop and achieve. Here in Salisbury and South Wilts, Scouting is more relevant than ever and we're pleased that more and more young people have the chance to make new friends, try new activities and learn essential Skills for Life.”