Golden Scouts

Former Wisbech 3rd Scouts Liam Bishop (left) and Jamie Wales are presented with their Gold Duke of Edinburgh awards at Robert Hall Centre by Scout leader Brian Sleight (centre).
Former Wisbech 3rd Scouts Liam Bishop (left) and Jamie Wales are presented with their Gold Duke of Edinburgh awards at Robert Hall Centre by Scout leader Brian Sleight (centre).

Two former Wisbech Scouts have been presented with their Gold Duke of Edinburgh award badges.

Lyam Bishop and Jamie Wales, both aged 25, were presented with the prestigious badges by Scout leader Brian Sleight on Saturday, in front of 80 Scouts, leaders and parents who were at the Robert Hall Centre for a film and presentations evening.

Brian supervised every one of their expeditions through the Bronze, Silver and Gold stages of the Award. Unusually, the pair opted to do all of their expeditions in ‘wild country’. They now eagerly await their royal invitations to St James’ Palace to officially receive their awards.

Lyam and Jamie were both members of the 3rd Wisbech (St Augustine’s) Scouts and are still associated with Scouting.

The Gold Duke of Edinburgh award is the award that needs the most dedication, taking a minimum of a year to attain. Participants must volunteer for 12 months, undertake a four-day expedition and go on a residential placement.