Four members of the Surrey Scouts were presented with the bronze Duke of Edinburgh Awards last week.
Nicholas Lowe, Declan Garayt-Wright, Kevin Bi and Jason Pulfer – members of the 21st South Surrey Venturer Company – were honoured with the award Dec. 11 at a ceremony at Vancouver Technical Secondary.
In order to receive the award, the four Venturers had to complete a minimum of 15 hours of community service over a period of six months, six months spent following a skills program, a minimum of 30 hours of physical activity over 15 weeks and a minimum of two days and one night spent camping with an average of six hours of activity per day.
The four Venturers completed the latter portion of the requirements by participating in a four-day kayak trip on Pitt Lake.
Now, the group is working towards their silver medal and later on, their gold medal, which is presented by a member of the royal family.