Scouts get gold awards

Chief Scout's Awards for four Matlock scouts, Joseph Shields, Cameron Wardle, Michael Beech and Matthew Maltby
Chief Scout's Awards for four Matlock scouts, Joseph Shields, Cameron Wardle, Michael Beech and Matthew Maltby
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Four dedicated Matlock Scouts have achieved the highest award in their organisation.

Joseph Shields, Cameron Wardle, Michael Beech and Matthew Maltby received the Chief Scout’s Gold Awards at a presentation ceremony at Matlock’s County Hall.

The badge was gained by completing eight challenges including a community-based task, a fitness and creative challenges and an outdoor test.

The boys will now move on to Explorer Scouts – for children aged 14 to 18.

Leader Caroline Shield praised the four boys dedication to achieving their goals which involved completing a variety of gruelling challenges.

She added: “The Chief Scout’s Gold Awards are not given out very often.

“They have been working for this for a long time and have had to take part in all sorts of challenges.

“They have made a huge contribution to Scouts and have worked in the community and completed lots of different tasks.”