Orpington woman receives scouting’s highest honour from Bear Grylls at Windsor Castle

PUBLISHED: 10:23 25 April 2017 | UPDATED: 10:23 25 April 2017

Flick Buchanan has received scouting's highest hononur

Flick Buchanan has received scouting's highest hononur


Flick Buchanan gained her Queen’s Scout Award

The 25-year-old went to Windsor Castle to pick up her Queen's Scout awardThe 25-year-old went to Windsor Castle to pick up her Queen's Scout award

An Orpington scout has been rewarded for her “spirit, grit and determination” by receiving scouting’s highest honour at the weekend.

Bear Grylls handed the Queen’s Scout Award to Flick Buchanan on Sunday at a ceremony at Windsor Castle.

The Duke of Kent joined Mr Grylls in handing out more than 300 awards, which are only given to scouts aged 16 to 25 who have completed a range of challenges.

Picking up her award, the 25-year-old said: “I have always wanted to become a Queen’s Scout. I wanted to embrace the challenge, build skills and experience amazing adventures - that’s exactly what I did.”

Chief scout Bear Grylls said: “All these young people have strived so hard to learn new skills and achieve their Queen’s Scout Awards, and I am full of admiration for their spirit, grit and determination. They have all served their community, lead others and undertaken expeditions in the UK and around the world. As Queen’s Scouts they are massive inspirations to over half a million Scouts in the UK and I am so pleased that Scouting has honoured them today. They are truly amazing.”

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