1st Midsomer Norton ‘B Pack’ Cubs rounded off last term with an exciting Easter Egg Hunt at the Scout Hall. But before the fun could start, a very special badge had to be awarded to one of the Cubs.

Ten-year-old Henry was presented with the Chief Scout Silver Award: the highest award attainable in Cub Scouts. He had been working towards the badge since he started Cubs when he was eight.

To complete the badge, a Cub Scout must earn the seven challenge badges, six staged or activity badges, and spend three nights away with the Cubs on camp. Henry’s journey to the Chief Scout’s Silver Award saw him learning how to deal with emergency situations, participating in a Holi paint fight, planning and taking part in a hike, helping at home, learning about road safety, taking part in a

sponsored sleepover, representing his fellow Cubs during pack meetings and many more exciting activities.

‘B Pack’ Leader, Rachael, said: “We [the leaders] are all really proud of Henry, and he thoroughly deserves the award. He has worked really hard to meet every

requirement of the badge and he has proved himself to be an excellent leader.”

Henry said that what he enjoys most about Cubs is: “Socialising, making new friends, helping the new recruits, and learning life skills through the fun activities, like fire building, cooking, and archery.”

Anyone wishing to find out more about the 1st Midsomer Norton Scout Group should visit their website: www.nortonscouts.net