Royal honour for 1st Winslow Scouts leader

Queen's Scout award,Winslow.From the left,Paul Ketteridge,District Commissioner,David Legge,Queen's Scout and Andrew Craddock,County Commissioner.'120414M-D102
Queen's Scout award,Winslow.From the left,Paul Ketteridge,District Commissioner,David Legge,Queen's Scout and Andrew Craddock,County Commissioner.'120414M-D102
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A SCOUT leader, who has lived in Winslow all his life, has just achieved the highest scouting award for his age group.

David Legge, aged 22, who is scout leader for the 1st Winslow Scout Troop, received his Queen’s Scout badge last weekend.

Queen’s Scout is the highest award given to scouts aged 16 to 25.

To achieve it, Mr Legge had to complete his gold Duke of Edinburgh Award and other challenging activities, including 18 nights away camping as an explorer scout.

Former Royal Latin student Mr Legge, who works for Apple estate agents in Buckingham, has been a member of 1st Winslow Scouts since the age of six, progressing through beavers, cubs, scouts and explorer scouts to the network scouts.

He has been scout leader in Winslow for over a year.

Mr Legge was presented with the award badge by county scout commissioner Andrew Craddock at a reception at Winslow Scout Headquarters on Saturday.

He told the Advertiser: “It hasn’t really sunk in yet. It’s quite a proud moment.”

He will be presented with the Queen’s Scout Certificate, signed by The Queen, at a county scout dinner on April 28, at which he will give the Thought For The Day speech.