Top scouting award for PMW team member
Our Account Manager Lizzie Blount has been honoured with the highest award in Scouting, the Queen's Scout Award, which she received during a prestigious ceremony at Windsor Castle on St George's Day, Sunday 23rd April.
Lizzie, Cub Leader at Shipley Scouts and part of the Horsham Scouting Network, was presented with the award badge by the Duke of Kent and congratulated by Chief Scout Bear Grylls.
To achieve the award Lizzie had to undertake a number of activities, which included volunteering in the local community for 12 months, taking up a physical activity and showing improvement, completing 18 nights away with Scouting, and making a presentation to her Cub group to motivate, inspire and encourage them to achieve the Queen's Scout Award at a later date. Additionally, Lizzie held various evenings with her Cub group covering topics such as community values, how to help the environment and what it means to be a Scout.
Lizzie commented, "I love being part of Shipley Scouts and working with my group to help them grow up with a wide range of skills, a healthy respect for themselves and their community and, of course, a sense of adventure. I'm extremely honoured and proud to have received the Queen's Scout Award, it was certainly a day I'll never forget and I hope I've inspired some of my Cubs to go on to achieve the badge themselves."