Four lads on Ascension have received the Chief Scouts Award, the highest honour a scout can gain within their troop. Scott Duncan, Cody Harris, Callum John and Duncan Stroud met the requirements for the award “many times over,” according to the Islander website. For pictures and more detail, visit the site here.
Five members of the Guides on Ascension have also won awards, reports Cheryl Anthony MBE. Christiane Anthony earned all eight possible Octant awards in areas such as leadership and community action. Shelly Williams, Shannon Duncan, Caitlin Thomas and Shannon Yon were awarded seven Octants.
Cheryl said: “You cannot gain these awards without being 100% dedicated to girlguiding.” Sadly, she had to give up being a leader after many years and reported that the Guides were no longer operational on Ascension.
Read more in the St Helena Independent (29 June 2012, page 28).
Read more on page 28 of the Independent