After around two years worth of training, planning and walking, five Scouts from Hull have gained their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award.
The award is all about gaining new skills, pushing yourself physically and helping others. At the same time, gathering friendships, experiences and memories that will last a lifetime.
The participants took part in a residential and an expedition in the Yorkshire Dales, with an aim of evaluating the effect of farming on the local environment, as well as picking up new skills such as Archery, and volunteering at their local drama group and becoming Scout Leaders.
Participant, Jack Walmsley, said: "The DofE is very beneficial for my future by providing me with the ability to think for myself through making me independently plan and execute expeditions in challenging conditions. Thanks to everyone who helped us along the way, at long last we've done it!"
Lead Volunteer, Andy Jackson added: "Doing the Duke of Edinburgh Award through Scouting impacts young people’s futures, enabling them to develop vital skills for life and work, such as confidence, commitment, resilience and team work."
Want to complete your DofE award? Visit hullscouts.org.uk/join-now and get in touch!