HARD-WORKING scouts from the Petworth and Pulborough scout district were rewarded for their efforts at a special presentation evening on at Easebourne Priory on Sunday afternoon.
Seventeen young people were presented with certificates for achieving either bronze, silver or gold chief scout awards this year.
At his last official function as chairman of Easebourne Parish Council, councillor Ian Heustice presented the awards to the delighted scouts.
A spokesperson for the group said: “ There is a Chief Scout Award for every section and encompasses a variety of challenges the young people have to undertake in order to achieve their appropriate award. In view of the hard work that has gone into the achieving of these awards, the scout district holds three receptions a year to recognise their achievement.
“When the young people receive a district certificate followed by afternoon tea for the recipients, their families and invited guests from the District And Scout County.”
Pictured in the photograph are Ian Heustice with district commissioner Kathleen Bridger, assistant county commissioner for cub scouts Jill Gladman, David Warren, who is assistant county commissioner for Beaver Scouts, and the 17 youngsters who were presented with the awards.