Date: 5th Jan 2019 Author: Tracey Daniell

We are delighted to announce that Ed Phillips from 1st Knaphill has achieved the top award in Scouting, the Queen’s Scout Award. Ed was presented his award by Tricia Griffin, Deputy County Commissioner following his final presentation to a packed audience detailing his route to achieve the award.

Ed gave an account of his final expedition on Dartmoor and his voluntary work for the National Trust as well as all the other requirements of the award. It was an entertaining and informative presentation and very motivational to those currently working towards becoming a Queen’s Scout.  Ed joined 1st Knaphill aged 6 as a Beaver, he then moved on to Cubs and Scouts, and returned as a Young Leader in both Beavers and Scouts.

Group Scout Leader Tracey Daniell commented:  ‘It is so rewarding to see how Ed has bloomed in confidence over the years.  He has been a very committed member of the group taking part in all the opportunities on offer. We are all very proud of him. Many congratulations!’

Ed has also completed his Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award which was presented to him by Tim Glover, the High Sheriff of Surrey & will attend a ceremony at St.James Palace shortly for the formal presentation.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls