Monday, April 16, 2012

Royal Recognition for West Lancashire Scouts April 2012

Stuart and Gemma to receive Queen's Scout Award
Stuart and Gemma to receive Queen's Scout Award
Royal Recognition for West Lancashire Scouts

Article by Andrew King - Ormskirk Scouts

Two Scouts, Gemma Roberts and Stuart McMichael, from West Lancashire have been invited to Windsor Castle later this month to receive their Queen Scout’s Award.  This is the highest award in Scouting.  Gemma and Stuart have completed a diverse range of activities to gain the recognition of the award.
To meet the criteria of the award Gemma had to learn a number of new skills. Gemma learned to drive, to talk Spanish and to play the piano.  She also showed commitment to kayaking and netball.  Gemma met the ‘service section’ through coaching Kayaking, volunteering as a Scout Leader and being Head Girl at Lathom High School in Skelmersdale.

Stuart met the criteria by also learning to drive and to talk Spanish.  He also spent time volunteering as a football coach and as a Scout Leader.

Scouting - A chance to explore
Scouting - A chance to explore

Lynne McMichael an Adult Volunteer from West Lancashire said, “The activities the pair have taken part in are fantastic, from sport coaching to mastering a new instrument or language.  This award gave them the opportunity to discover new activities.  It also enabled Gemma and Stuart to explore rural Scotland on an 7 day expedition”

Gemma 20 from Skelmersdale said "Scouting has opened many doors for me giving me amazing opportunities. During the experience I learnt not only new practical skill but also many life skills! This award is a summary of all the incredible things I have been involved in. It will be an experience I will never forget!"

Stuart 20 from West Lancashire said “The whole experience has given me a huge feeling of pride and satisfaction. I have worked along side a great bunch of people and it's been so rewarding - an experience I will never forget!"

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