Sam’s Scouting around

Samuel Sowden receives his Chief Scouts' Gold Awarde from Scout leader David Bentley.
Samuel Sowden receives his Chief Scouts' Gold Awarde from Scout leader David Bentley.

Teenager Samuel Sowden is celebrating after receiving his Chief Scout’s Gold Award.

Thirteen-year-old Samuel, of the 11th Spen Valley Hunsworth group, had to complete eight challenge badges to get the award – the highest a Scout can gain.

His tasks included helping in his group’s gala, taking part in the Ilkley Moor ‘Baht ‘at walk’, investigating an international issue, as well as adventure outdoor and promise challenges.

He is pictured receiving the award from Scout leader David Bentley.