Fernhurst Scouts take home highest award

Josh Bush from Haslemere Scouts,  Asst Chief Constable Jerry Kirby, Cameron Gibbon and Duncan Codd at the awards ceremony.
Josh Bush from Haslemere Scouts, Asst Chief Constable Jerry Kirby, Cameron Gibbon and Duncan Codd at the awards ceremony.

TWO Scouts from Fernhurst have received their Chief Scout’s Gold Award at a ceremony held to recognise achievement.

Duncan Codd and Cameron Gibbon, with Josh Bush from Haslemere, were among those presented with the highest award available in the Scouts section of the movement, by Jerry Kirby, the Assistant Chief Constable of Surrey.

To gain gold, it was necessary to achieve at least eight out of nine challenge badges which include adventure, expedition, outdoor activities and fitness, as well as showing good all-round Scouting skills.

Cameron and Duncan gained some of their badges during a troop expedition to Kandersteg in the Swiss Alps.

Duncan said: “We started working on our Chief Scout Gold from the moment we joined Scouts aged ten. Through the weekly meetings we started gaining our challenge badges and by the time we were 12 the right hand side of our uniform was peppered with the distinctive diamond shapes.”