Bear Grylls commends Olveston scouts at Windsor Castle
TV adventurer Bear Grylls honoured Olveston Scouts during a ceremony at Windsor Castle for those gaining a top award.
Five members of the Olveston Explorer Scout group received the Queen’s Scout Award last month –the highest scouting honour on offer.
Chris Brown, Sophie Dean, Dan Meads, Rich Wilkinson and Ollie Wright first celebrated achieving the coveted award at a presentation event at Berkeley Castle alongside Charles Berkeley and the Lord Lieutenant of Bristol, Mary Prior.
The five Olveston Scouts were among a group of 500 invited to take part in a special parade at Windsor Castle on Sunday, April 27.
Thousands of people lined the streets to watch the parade from Victoria Barracks to Windsor Castle where Bear Grylls and HRH Duke of Kent, president of the Scout Association, greeted the new Queen’s Scouts.
The parade was followed with a service in St George’s Chapel led by the Dean of Gloucester and Dean of Windsor.
Scout Chris, 17, joined the Scouts when he was six, starting as a Beaver in the 2nd Alveston unit.
Since then he has progressed through the groups, reaching the top Endeavour Explorer Scout Unit.
This Olveston group has been running for over 10 years, during which more than 40 young people have achieved their Queen Scout Award.
It is awarded for outstanding personal achievement to Scouts who have completed a range of challenges, including service to their community.
In order to earn the prestigious title, Chris undertook a residential project on the
Ffestiniogg Railway in Snowdonia and spent regular time volunteering with his local cub group and at the British Heart Foundation in Thornbury.
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