Queen’s and King’s Scout Awards Ceremony for the 85th

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The 85th warmly welcomed distinguished guests and friends for an Awards ceremony in April celebrating the achievements of two of their members who attained Scouting’s highest award. The King’s representative in Inverclyde presided over the event and presented the prestigious awards.

Catriona Arkley had gained the older Queen’s Scout Award and Aidan Phillips had gained the newly established King’s Scout Award. Both had demonstrated exceptional dedication by completing a series of advanced challenges including serving as leaders at Blair Atholl patrol jamborette, participating in world Jamborees, earning their Explorer Belt through a challenging hike around Mont Blanc, completing the Mark Muir Challenge, acquiring new skills, and contributing to multiple community groups among others.

Both families were in attendance to see Lord Lieutenant Peter McCarthy present each of them with their awards.

The Group would like to express their sincere thanks to the Lord Lieutenant for making the event special for everyone, and inspiring the Cubs, Scouts and Explorers with his insights into the significance of these awards and the effort required to achieve them.

And a huge thanks also goes to the friends from around the District who joined to support the event and make the evening so memorable.