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Trio win scouting honour for first time in decade


By Richard Yetman


Beavers, cubs and Scouts who have attained their bronze, silver and gold Chief Scout Awards in the last year with Miranda Rock and the leaders who have supported them
Beavers, cubs and Scouts who have attained their bronze, silver and gold Chief Scout Awards in the last year with Miranda Rock and the leaders who have supported them

Three scouts from the 2nd Stamford Town Group have achieved their chief scout gold awards.

Sam Simmonds, Rhiannon Timson and Helene Wilson are the first young people from the group in more than a decade to gain the award.

Neil Wotherspoon and Rhiannon Timson
Neil Wotherspoon and Rhiannon Timson

The trio are all good friends and have worked alongside one another more than four years to win the awards, which require them to demonstrate teamwork, leadership, and camp craft.

They also had to undertake an overnight expedition without adult supervision.

The awards were presented by president of Stamford, Bourne and District Scout Council, Miranda Rock, at the 2nd Stamford’s annual meeting.

A chief scout bronze award was presented to beaver Rafe Howett by his beaver leader, Vickie Stainsby.

Vickie Stainsby, Rafe Howett, Sam Simmonds, Helene Wilson, Miranda Rock and Neil Wotherspoon
Vickie Stainsby, Rafe Howett, Sam Simmonds, Helene Wilson, Miranda Rock and Neil Wotherspoon

Group scout leader Neil Wotherspoon said: “I am very proud of them. This achievement is only gained through showing a commitment to volunteering in the community, investigating the world of scouting, showing individual life skills and growing independence.”

During the last year 20 beavers have achieved their bronze awards and five cubs their silver awards, and they were all there to cheer on their fellow scouts.

The 20 beavers were Harry Beacham, Adam Warren, Luke Warren, Jacob Jarvis, Freddie Epps, Riley Brackenbury, Jamie Thomson, Elliot Holbird, Lewis Pike, Arthur Wilson, James Dunk, Daniel Pye, Simon Colmenares, Jack Rodway, Ryan Stevenson, Ben Staff, Millie Scholes, Bobbie Cook, Ellis Molesworth and Rafe Howett. The five cubs achieving silver awards were Harry Merriman, Oliver Timson, Rory Cullen, Freddie Brewin and Sam Croft.



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