FIVE Clitheroe Scouts have earned their Chief Scout’s Gold Awards – the highest award for the Scout Section.
They were presented by District Commissioner Ian MacDonald as the culmination of the 1st Clitheroe Scout Group’s Family Night and AGM. Receiving the Gold Awards were Zoe Hargreaves, Anna Marshall, Jacob Donald, Tenzin Murry and Tom Mackenzie, who also received speciall inscribed wooden spoons as mementoes of the occasion.
The prestigious Gold Awards are the first to be gained by members of the 1st Clitheroe Scout Group since its foundation in 2005. To earn them the Scouts (aged 10 to 14) have to complete eight Challenge Badges from different areas of the programme, such as Community, Fitness, Outdoors and Global.
The troop’s Family Night, attended by at least 60 parents and friends, featured entertainment planned and presented by the Scouts themselves. This included a quiz, a competition and some amusing sketches. There were also refreshments served up by the Scouts.
From small beginnings 1st Clitheroe now numbers approximately 70 young people including 30 in the Scout Troop. The Group is hoping to recruit more members from the Asian community, whose numbers have reduced since the group was founded.