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Its all about Matt.........

posted 8 Oct 2012, 03:10 by Fergus Lang   [ updated 9 Oct 2012, 11:11 ]

Matt will probably kill me for this - but here goes.... Very well Done to Matt Cheyette who has been working towards a hat-trick of awards for a long time all of which were completed and recognised this year. Those of you at the Group Awards presentation after the St George's Day Parade in April saw Matt presented with his Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award. Over the summer he gained his Explorer Belt. In order to achieve this award, as part of a group, he had to spend 10 days in a foreign country and work towards a major project of the groups choice. They were also asked to complete further smaller projects - some of their own choice, and some set by the award judges. During this time they had to cover at least 100 miles, usually hopping between small villages and towns. 

Then this Sunday Matt was presented with his Queens Scout Award by Ian Newbery, the County Commissioner for Greater London South West. 
The Queen's Scout Award is the highest award achievable in the Scouting movement. Individuals who achieve the Queen’s Scout Award receive a Royal Certificate from the Queen and are referred to as a Queen’s Scout. The requirements involve achieving challenges from several areas such as community involvement, adventurous activities, personal growth, and leadership development. This award is very hard to achieve and is the first in the group for many years. Matt has also been invited as a Queens Scout to attend the National Rememberance Day service at the Cenotaph where he will be part of a guard of honour for the Queen and other dignitaries. Well done again, Matt - a great achievement.