Golden Grasby scout earns top award

Andrew Waite (front) with his Chief Scouts Gold Award, and the rest of the Grasby Scout Troop with their badges and awards.  (Lin) EMN-141216-161823001
Andrew Waite (front) with his Chief Scouts Gold Award, and the rest of the Grasby Scout Troop with their badges and awards. (Lin) EMN-141216-161823001
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A Grasby scout has received the highest award a scout can achieve.

Andrew Waite was presented with the Chief Scouts Gold Award, the first Gold Award for the Grasby Troop and indeed in the Louth District Scouts.

The 14-year-old Caistor Grammar School student has tried many new activities and learned numerous new skills to earn the award.

“My highlights were camping, hiking, learning navigation, emergency aid, volunteering in the community and sleeping over a stream on a bed made out of wood and rope,” he said.

The presentation was made at the recent badge night, which recognised the talented achievements of its young people and was a showcase for their musical talents, sporting skills and hobbies, with some even giving street sport demonstrations.

And as a reward, an amazing 46 scout badges were presented in one evening.

The Grasby Group caters for children aged six to 14, but plans are afoot to set up Explorer Scouts in the Grasby/Caistor area for the over 14 age group.

Informal meetings will be held in the New Year and potential scouts and leaders can email vikingesu@gmail.com for more details.