1st Armstrong scout group members Jenna Westoby and David Tordoff (second and third from left) are joined by Sicamous RCMP Const. Dustan Miller (from left)

1st Armstrong scout group members Jenna Westoby and David Tordoff (second and third from left) are joined by Sicamous RCMP Const. Dustan Miller (from left)

Youth achieve top Scout rank

Three North Okanagan scouts honoured for achieving Pathfinder Scout level

Three North Okanagan scouts were among the honoured for achieving their Pathfinder Scout level at the annual Thompson Okanagan Chief Scout Award ceremony in Sicamous.

Jenna Westoby and David Tordoff of the 1st Armstrong scouting group, and Peter Hirschkorn of 1st Coldstream, were among the 15 recipients who were joined at the ceremony by 60 parents, families and scouters from the North and Central Okanagan, along with Kamloops.

These young men and women have worked very hard to achieve Scouts Canada’s highest award for the Scout section (11-14 years of age, may be extended to age 16).

These scouts have exemplified scouting’s principles through leadership, voluntary service to the community and outdoor skills.

A recipient of the Chief Scout’s Award has demonstrated the personal desire to reach a little farther, to work a little harder and to put even more back into the community.

The ministry of education also recognizes their hard work, learning and time required in achieving the Chief Scout’s Award and awards four high school credits towards their high school graduation.

After the formal presentation of the parchments, a picnic lunch was served then the recipients and scouters enjoyed a canoe challenge on Mara Lake.