The Lord Mayor of Chester, Councillor Jill Houlbrook, accompanied by the Lady Mayoress, Rachel Walker, attended the annual awards presentation of Chester Scouts at St Columba’s, Plas Newton Lane on March 16.
Each year, the scouts recognise those who achieved the Chief Scout’s Award in the previous year. Lord Mayor presented special certificates to 149 young people who gained the awards. The young people were from Chester scout groups in Bickerton, Christleton, Hoole, Huntington, Malpas, Saltney, Tarvin, Tattenhall, Upton and Vicars Cross.
Councillor Houlbrook congratulated everyone and said: “The enjoyment you have gained whilst completing the awards has given you the chance to enjoy the outdoors, you have put in a lot of work to receive this recognition.”
She also thanked the parents and scout volunteers who had supported the young people.
Joanne Turner, scout district commissioner for Chester thanked the Lord Mayor for her support throughout her year of office.
She said: “It was particularly good to have support not only from the Lord Mayor but also from her in her other role as the local Councillor for Upton, where the district scout centre in Weston Grove is located.”
The Chief Scout’s Award is made in each of the age ranges of the scout movement and can be gained at bronze, silver, gold, platinum and diamond levels. The awards cover various challenges dealing with creativity, fitness, friendship, international, the outdoors and values.