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IWScouts-YL-Belt-Danni-2Isle of Wight Scout Danielle Marriott has recently been awarded her Young Leader belt, the highest award a Young Leader can achieve.

Young Leaders are Explorer Scouts, 15 to 18 year olds, who take on additional responsibilities, helping to run Cub Packs or Beaver Colonies. Danielle gained her award by completing 4 Missions as validation of her Young Leader training.

The local youngster has been a young leader with 8th Newport for over 4 years and has been involved in the programme planning and delivery and keeping records of the cubs badges and achievements. Danielle is only the second Scout on the island to earn the Young Leaders belt.

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18-year-old Danielle has been involved in Scouting since she was born as her parents are both Scout Leaders. When Danielle was 10, she was invested into 8th Newport Scout Troop and more recently in 2011 she was part of the Island Contingent to the World Scout Jamboree in Sweden. Danielle is now 18 and is continuing in the Cub section as an adult leader.

Featured Photograph L-R: Danielle cutting the celebration cake with Claire Steen, Calum McFarlane, Ian Gear, Tim Hall and Tom Harden. The cake was made by Ali Downer

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