Hannah Dove, a motivated adventure seeking Scout from Harborough District has just achieved her Queen’s Scout Award. This 19 year old from Harborough who is the District Youth Commissioner has been involved in Scouts for over 10 years.
In order to receive the Award she had to complete a variety of challenges including: volunteering as a young leader at 1st Bowden Arapaho Cubs; training for and competing in the Market Harborough Triathlon in a time of just over the hour; she leaned to drive, passing her test with just two minors; she completed a four day three night expedition in the Pennines and Durham Dales; ran a series of Cub meetings on the theme of UNICEF and children’s rights, wrote a report on footpath erosion in Dovedale and knitted teddy bears for ‘Teddies for Tragedies.’
The accomplishment of this award takes self-discipline, leadership and achievement in activities, interests and community service. Hannah said: this award was hard work but I enjoyed every minute of the challenge, well maybe not the wild camp on the expedition but I was very proud of my triathlon time as a complete beginner.
Debbie Billington, lead scout volunteer for Harborough District said: Hannah is a truly amazing young person that has grasped all the opportunities available from scouting. She demonstrates what scouting is all about – which is to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society.
Bear Grylls said it best: ‘Every child has a right to have an adventure. Life is about grabbing opportunities. The prizes don’t always go to the biggest, the best and strongest—they go to those who persevere. These are simple life lessons that Scouting teaches people.’
Everyone in Scouting would like to say a massive well done to Hannah on completing this amazing adventure.