THIS week is one Network Scout, Callum Lippe, 18, who lives in Torreblanca will never forget.
On Monday night Lippe was presented with the highest award in Scouting: The Queen’s Scout Award.
Callum is the first person in the history of the 1st Fuengirola Scout Troop to be presented with this award.
He is also the first Scout to achieve this award out of the whole of the British Scouts Abroad Group since 1969, said BGA Historian, Tony Dunn.
To be presented with this award in Scouting is a challenge in itself and Callum set himself yet another challenge which was to achieve each of the three Duke of Edinburgh Awards (Bronze, Silver and Gold).
Some of the challenges Callum had to take up for the award included learning a skill for 12 months (for which he chose Cooking), take up a new Physical Activity or programme (he chose he RAF Fitness Programme), provided a service for the community for which he chose helping out at the Cub Pack took part on a 4 day expedition on foot and completed a five day residential project.
Representatives of the Fuengirola, Malaga & Gibraltar Scouts were present to show their support as well as two members of the British Groups Abroad Council who flew over for the event.
For Award winner, the Award ceremony was a mix of nerves and excitement.
“The best thing about doing this award was that I achieved it surrounded by my friends, the worst thing was the aches and pains of the expedition, the award was so much fun I would definitely do it again” Callum told EWN.
In a couple of weeks Callum will be flying to England to attend this year’s Queen Scout’s Parade at Windsor Castle where he will meet the Queen.
By James Yeadon