Thurrock Scouts hold Jack Petchey Celebration for 2016 Winners
In January, Thurrock Scouts held their annual celebration of their 2016 Jack Petchey Award winners at the Council Chambers in Grays.
The 22 young people each received a framed certificate, gold medallion and lapel pin from the Jack Petchey Foundation to recognise their outstanding achievement. Each winner had previously received £250 that can be spent on something of their choice to benefit their Scouting Section or Group. 3 adults were also present who received the same as the young people to recognise their dedication to Scouting and can apply for a £750 grant from the Foundation.
The scouts were joined by the Mayor Cathy Kent, her consort Steve Liddiard, and Katie Purcell from the Jack Petchey Foundation, as well as District Vice-President David Butcher and his wife Heather.
During the evening each of the award winners had the chance to share their favourite experience from Scouting, which included walking the Cotswold Way, various national camps and expeditions to Switzerland and Australia.
Thanks goes to the Mayor and Mayor’s Secretary for allowing the use of the Chambers every year, and to the Scouts Jack Petchey committee for organising the event and ensuring the award is well managed within Thurrock Scouts.