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Strathmore enjoys Christmas party under the sun Continued from page 1. The event was put on by Wellington City Council, Strathmore Park Community Centre Trust, Housing NZ, police, Eastern Suburbs

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Children aged four to eight indulge in some bike and trike riding on a specially-made track. PHOTO: Zoe Massey

High-achieving Seb does his Scout group proud By Jamie Adams

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Brooklyn Scout Group had plenty to celebrate at its final meeting of the year on Tuesday. As well as acknowledging ongoing success of its Cubs, Scouts and Venturers, the group held a special presentation for its highest achiever. Rongotai MP Paul Eagle attended the meeting to present to Sebastian (Seb) Boyes a Chief Scout Award, the highest honour given to a Scout (10-14 years). The badge follows on from attaining the gold award, and the silver and bronze awards that came before that.

Sebastian Boyes with his Chief Scout Award badge and certificate. PHOTO: Jamie Adams



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ers driving through achievement at the time,” group leader David Thornburrow says. “Then the whole group got built back up with good parents and leaders to help motivated the children. “We have got a good number of people now working to achieve awards. Five are set to get a Chief Scout Award next year.” Scout leader Denise Church notes that Seb is one of only 100 out of 5000 Scouts nationwide who receive the award each year. Seb’s goals in scouting don’t end here – next year he hopes to achieve a Queen’s Scout Award as a Venturer.

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Achievement relies on completing a number of tasks throughout the year. Seb, 14, was rapt with receiving the biggest award of his life so far. “I was inspired to do it from the others before me.” Some of the tasks involved leading a Kea group, taking part in a four-day expedition in the Wairarapa and leading a four-hour hike along the City to Sea walkway. Seb is the group’s eighth recipient in five years, part of a remarkable trend of achievement, as there had been a 20-year absence of Chief Scout Award winners prior to 2013. “There weren’t enough lead-

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