MEMBERS of the 8th Fife, St Andrews Explorer Scouts have been honoured during a special awards’ ceremony.
The guest of honour was the Lord Lieutenant of Fife, Mrs Margaret Dean, who presented to three members of the group the Queen’s Scout award, the movement’s principal honour for personal achievement.
As HM The Queen’s representative, Mrs Dean, is the designated person to hand over the top Scout award.
At the same ceremony held in the St Andrews Scout Hall presentations were also made to two Scouts who received the Chief Scout’s Gold Award, five Explorers accomplished the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award and the Chief Scout’s Platinum Award, four Explorers collected the Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award and Chief Scout’s Diamond Award, and three Explorers achieved the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award, as well as the Queen’s Scout award.
The Scout Association is the United Kingdom’s largest mixed movement, which boasts around half a million members.