Triple celebrations for Louth Scouts

Louth Explorer Scouts. Pictured is: Selina Sanderson, Dan Foster, Charlie Hewis, Kelda Anderson and Analise Tuplin with their awards haul. EMN-150105-140924001
Louth Explorer Scouts. Pictured is: Selina Sanderson, Dan Foster, Charlie Hewis, Kelda Anderson and Analise Tuplin with their awards haul. EMN-150105-140924001

There was a triple whammy of celebrations for Louth District Explorers with awards galore for a number of individuals.

The end of April saw a number of wins and celebrations for the group when they gathered to celebrate St George’s Day with the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from the local area.

Firstly the Explorer Scouts entered an orienteering challenge and Analise Tuplin, Charlie Hewis and Clare Ballantyne were victorious in their quest and came out winners.

This was followed by Cory Partridge, Selina Sanderson, Analise Tuplin and Clare Ballantyne being presented with their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award. This has been earned from over six months of hard work - volunteering, taking part in physical activity, learning a new skill and completing a self-sufficient two day expedition across the Lincolnshire Wolds.

Dan Foster was presented with his Chief Scout Gold Award, the highest award a young person in the Scout section can achieve, as Dan has recently moved into the Explorer Unit. This award involves completing a number of challenge badges over their time in Scouts.

Plus to top it all off, Analise Tuplin and Clare Ballantyne were also presented with their third award of the day - their Chief Scout Platinum Award, the highest award for their age group.

This is a culmination of over a year’s work achieved alongside their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award with additional work such as taking part in worship activities and researching current affairs or environmental studies.

Louth District Explorer Scouts is open to boys and girls aged between 14-18 who live in the Louth District which covers from Sutton on Sea to Grasby. For more info, please contact explorer leader Lucy Hartley on 07917 101639.