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Enthusiastic ten-year-old Elliot Storey has recently celebrated the rare feat of earning every possible Cub Scouts badge.

The youngster, who attends 1st Waverton Cubs, has collected all fifty-seven Activity badges, seven Challenge Awards, and the prestigious Chief Scout’s Silver Award.  His efforts have also been noticed by the UK’s Chief Commissioner for Scouts, Tim Kidd, who has recorded a special video message to congratulate him.

Elliot explained, “I love Cubs, and earning the badges is the best!  My favourite is the Hikes Away badge.  I’ve climbed over thirty of the highest peaks in the UK including Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon, and even helped Scouts to ‘Hike to the Moon’ during lockdown! Some were really hard and took a lot of determination, but it was brilliant when I got to stand at the top.”

“I really enjoyed earning the Animal Carer badge, which I got for looking after my pet rats Bernie and Jeff. The Backwoods Cooking, DIY and Martial Arts badges were also really fun.  And back in April, I slept out in the garden for #CampAtHome, helping to set the world record for the biggest ever virtual camp.”

“Now I’ve completed all the Cubs awards I can’t wait to move on to Scouts, go on more camps, and earn more badges!”

Elliot’s father, Jamie explained, “Elliot is very active, and we’ve always encouraged him to try anything and everything.  The badges have really motivated him, and as well as having loads of fun with his friends, he's learned lots of new skills along the way.”

Speaking on behalf of UK Scouts, Tim Kidd added “Many congratulations to Elliot on his amazing achievement. He has shown the determination of a true Scout!  Thanks are also due to his family, and to the fantastic volunteer leaders and supporters at 1st Waverton Cubs, and Chester & District Scouts.  They are all clearly doing a brilliant job helping young people gain skills for life.”




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