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Tigers host Chief Scout Awards event

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Leicester Tigers stars joined some of Leicestershire Scouts top award holders for a recent Chief Scout Awards Evening.

Marcos Ayerza, Gonzalo Camacho, Dan Cole and George Chuter welcomed 22 Explorer Scouts and Scout Network members, their parents and leaders to Welford Road.

The award recipients took on a range of activities to complete their Chief Scout and Duke of Edinburgh Awards including junior football coaching, taking up new sports, volunteering and working with local charities.

Beth Lyles, a recipient from Melton Mowbray group The Pacesetters, said: “It was great to be able to get my awards from the players and to be able to get a group photo on the pitch.

“It was lovely to hear how everyone did to achieve the awards and I am proud that I got my awards with my group.”

Connor Black received his Diamond Chief Scout and Silver Duke of Edinburgh. He saod the highlight of his awards was a trip to Croatia, where scuba-dived and kayaked.

Dominic Elliot took up Judo and achieving a yellow belt in the space of nine months.