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'I'm very proud': Teenager Jake Orros receives Queen's Scout Award
A teenager will take part in a special parade in front of the Royal Family and meet adventurer Bear Grylls after receiving the Queen’s Scout Award.
Eighteen-year-old Jake Orros will attend the annual Parade of Queen Scouts at Windsor Castle in April.
Queen’s Scouts are called upon to perform ceremonial duties at Buckingham Palace and at occasions like the annual remembrance ceremony at the Cenotaph in central London.
To become a Queen's Scout, Jake had to demonstrate how he was able to learn new skills as well as have a sense of adventure.
He took on a community gardening project at Winchmore School, represented Enfield as a Member of the Youth Parliament and in the National Youth Parliament, and took part in an expedition in the rainforests of Borneo.
He said: “I’ve loved Scouting since I joined at six, it’s given me the opportunity to do so much. Achieving badges and awards is one of the best things and this is the ultimate award so I’m very proud. I won’t believe it until the badge is sewn on.”
Jake is not the first in his family to receive such an award - his mother Helen, a leader at the 23rd Enfield Scouts in Bush Hill Park, achieved her Queen’s Guide Award as a teenager.
Jake was presented with his award by the Chief Commissioner of Scouts for the UK Wayne Bulpitt alongside his friend Jagz Bharth, who completed his own Queen’s Scout Award a few weeks ago.