Top marks for Elsa who completes Cub Scout Award during lockdown

They may be unable to meet up face-to-face, but Scouting is still going on and leaders are working hard keeping the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts busy and interested.

Monday, 8th June 2020, 9:23 am
Updated Monday, 8th June 2020, 9:26 am

Elsa, from Whalley Cubs, completed her Chief Scout Silver Award this week - the highest achievable award in Cubs.

Elsa was very close to achieving the award during her time in Cubs, but when face-to-face Scouting was ended in March, it looked like she might be unable to complete it before moving up to Scouts in September. However, with a bit of help from leaders and parents, she organised a video conference with her ”six” and planned an activity for the whole pack as well as finishing entertainer, digital citizen 1 and home help activity badges .

To achieve the Chief Scouts Silver Award, Cubs have to complete seven challenge awards which include: world, skills, outdoors, adventure, teamwork, team leader and a personal challenge. They also need a minimum of six activity badges.

Elsa, who successfully completed all the challenges, said: “I enjoy everything at Cubs, but especially camp! A lot of hard work goes into earning this award in normal times so to earn it when we haven't had a face-to-face meeting since March is a great achievement.”