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.


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.”