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Scouts from East Barnet proud of achieving Queen's Scouts Award
Tom Partridge and David Austin, from East Barnet, gained the Queen’s Scout Award for displaying all round excellence at a variety of disciplines
A pair of Scouts say they are very proud after being handed the movement's highest honour.
Tom Partridge and David Austin, from East Barnet, gained the Queen’s Scout Award for displaying all round excellence at a variety of disciplines.
The 18-year-olds, both good friends, canoed the Thames, served as leaders of the 1st and 3rd New Barnet Scouts and undertook lifeguard training, among other achievements.
The award is the most prestigious in the national Scouting movement and is rarely achieved by members as young as 18.
Tom and David were recently presented their awards by the Queen’s Representative MHC Martin Russell and Barnet Scout District Commissioner Charles Rowell.
The teenagers paid tribute to their leaders Liz and Les Glindon of the Vernon’s Venturers Explorer Scout Unit, saying that they would never have managed to complete their awards without their support and leadership.
Tom said: "Being able to wear the Queen’s Scout Award gives me an overwhelming sense of pride as a Scout. I feel very fortunate to have been able to learn so many skills and to have had so much fun along the way."
David said: "I really enjoy the many different adventurous activities that I have had the chance to try as a Scout. Getting this award is the icing on the cake.”