Penny challenged herself to earn all the badges available in Beaver Scouts. At St. Georges Day 2019 Penny from 1st Solihull Scouts was recognised for her achievement of gaining all the Beaver activities awards, activities plus, staged activities and challenge badges, as well as the Chief Scout Bronze Award, by the Deputy Mayor of Solihull, Stuart Davis. The Deputy Mayor also welcomed nearly 1200 Scout members from Solihull for the annual St. Georges parade down Knowle high street.
Scouts offer a wide programme of activities that by 2023 we will have prepared more young people, with skills for life, supported by amazing leaders delivering an inspiring programme. Scouts will be growing, more inclusive, shaped by young people and making a bigger impact in our communities. Activities are an integral part of Scouts, and what makes it so exciting for the young people involved. Such as Penny whos challenge of gaining all the activities and challenge awards in Beaver Scouts (aged between 6 and 8) has lead her to gain a wide set of skills from animal friend and disability awareness to global issues and safety awareness.
County Youth Commissioner, Lauren said; ‘I know that without volunteers like myself many of our young people in Solihull wouldn’t have the opportunity to experience the sense of achievement gained by completing these awards and badges. It has been brilliant to see Penny challenge herself throughout her time in Beavers. Every week we would catch up to see what she has been doing and find out what new skills she has gained from doing her latest badges. Scouting is really great because Penny gets to share these special memories with so many of her new friends.” Penny said “ I’ve really enjoyed my time in Beavers learning new skills and going on adventures. The hardest badge to do was my reader’s activities plus badge, as I had to read a lot of stories and then tell my group all about the author and the books I read.”
Creating opportunities for young people to develop social skills, independence and form friendships are central to scouting philosophy and have long term positive impact on young people lives. Scouting is shaped by young people in partnership with adults and we are always looking for new volunteers and if you fancy a go in Solihull why not join the adventure at https://solihullscouts.org.uk/join-us/