Congratulations to Mark Duffy from the 7th De La Salle Scout Troop who was awarded with the Chief Scout’s Award by the Chief Scout Michael J Shinnick on Saturday 9th June 2012 at a ceremony at De La Salle in St. Stephen’s Street. Mark is the 24th member of the De La Salle Scout Group to receive the award.


The Chief Scout’s Award is the highest award that a youth member can achieve within the organisation. Group Leader, Shay Purcell was the first to congratulate Mark on his award saying that it was an excellent achievement for any Scout to progress the full way through the award scheme and it was something that was rarely done.


The Chief Scout’s Award has seven elements:
• Four Special Interest Badges: Skills, Physical, Community and Environment
• Scout Skills: Advancement in Adventure Skills
• An Expedition
• A Residential/Intercultural Activity


Mark’s project which the Chief Scout highly commended was on the D Day Landings. Congratulations to Mark from all at the De La Salle Scout Group.