This week a presentation was held at City Hall for 31 Beaver Scouts and 31 Cub Scouts who have gained their Chief Scout Awards, the top award in the section.
The Chief Scouts Award is the final part of the Challenge Awards, gaining a challenge badge involves accomplishing a number of more ambitious tasks within the Colony, Pack or community. There are several challenge badges across a number of themes, from the physical and outdoors to challenges dealing with the local community or issues connected with the Scouting world.
The ceremony was a fantastic event with the presentation being made by the Cllr Geoff Reid the Lord Mayor and the Lady Mayoress of Bradford they were assisted by our new County Youth Commissioner Katherine Dobbs and District Commissioner Chris Watson
Harrison (5th Shipley Cubs) presented the Lord Mayor with a cheque toward this years lords mayors appeal Young Minds and James (3rd Bingley Sea Scouts) presented the lady mayoress with flowers.
Commenting on the evening Denene Capper said
We are really lucky in Aire Valley district to have such a good team of leaders, providing balanced programmes which inspire the young people to go on and complete badges. As with every year the level of achievement continues to grow, with new challenges for each young person to develop their personal skills, teamwork as well as a a great sense of achievement to help them develop them for the challenges of later life.
Aire Valley is nestled between Wharefedale and Keighley and has a rich mix of both town and countryside. There are groups at Bingley, Eldwick, Wilsden, Denholme, Saltaire, Shipley and Baildon.
Find out more about Aire Valley District, and the events going on.