Ramsey Forty Foot teenager awarded top Scouting accolade

08:00 01 March 2014

Megan Moore with her Queen’s Scout Award certificate.

Megan Moore with her Queen’s Scout Award certificate.

Archant

A teenager has been presented with a Queen’s Scout Award, the highest honour awarded to young members of the Scouting movement.

Megan Moore, right, now an assistant leader for 2nd St Ives Sea Scout Group, received her certificate from Cromwell District Commissioner John Nicholls.

The 18-year-old, a former Abbey College pupil from Ramsey Forty Foot, completed various challenges over two years to gain the award, including a four-day canoeing expedition along the Caledonian Canal in Scotland, between Fort William and Inverness, crossing Loch Ness on the way.

She spent three weeks in The Gambia working with other Scouts building a community garden, and has been a young leader with the St Ives group, helping with numerous water-based activities, camps and trips.

Megan, who is studying outdoor leadership and ­coaching at Derby University, said: “I would like to dedicate this award to the late Dave Lilley who, as group Scout leader, inspired me. I would also like to thank all the ­leaders here for their support and encouragement.”

Megan, who has a twin brother, Thomas, a sister Georgina, 25, and another brother, Christopher, 22, will be invited to a further ­celebration at Windsor Castle in April.

INFORMATION: For more on the group, which meets at Holt Island, St Ives, you can send an email to gsl@2ndstivesseascoutgroup.org.uk.

0 comments

More news stories

Yesterday, 16:00
Roald Dahl Day at Holywell Primary School

Giants, giraffes, and an Oompa Loompa were among the colourful creations at Holywell Primary School earlier this month, as pupils gathered to celebrate Roald Dahl Day.

Yesterday, 14:00
St Neots Fire Station Open Day, Fire Fighter Jason Manfield, with Stephanie and Naomi from St Neots,

An open day at St Neots Fire Station on Saturday raised thousands of pounds for charity.

Yesterday, 13:32
Laura Street, from Hartford, has raised £9,000 for Macmillan through bric-a-brac sales

A dedicated fundraiser from Hartford has collected more than £9,000 for charity simply by running a weekly bric-a-brac stall.

Yesterday, 12:00
Sanford House, Huntingdon, Hotel Manager Nikki Cameron,

A £1.1million hotel is set to open its doors in Huntingdon early next month after undergoing a renovation.

Most read stories

Local business directory

Cambridgeshire's trusted business finder
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hunts Post e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up