Duo honoured by tv star for Scouting award

William Baldock and Catherine Tyler have been honoured by television adventurer Bear Grylls
William Baldock and Catherine Tyler have been honoured by television adventurer Bear Grylls

William Baldock and Catherine Tyler have been honoured by television adventurer Bear Grylls at Windsor Castle for achieving their Queen’s Scouts Awards.

Bear Grylls – the UK’s chief Scout – was joined by Prince Michael of Kent to award the very highest honour in Scouting.

William, 25, from Gainsborough was one of over 650 new Queen’s Scouts that received his award last Sunday.

He said: “Scouting has helped me become the person I am today; it was an honour to be invited to Windsor Castle.”

Catherine Tyler, 25, from Lincoln said: “Being able to parade in Windsor with so many other Queen’s Scouts was something that will stay with me forever.”

Bear Grylls said he admired the Scouts’ spirits.

“All these young people have lived the adventure of a lifetime to achieve their Queen’s Scout Awards, and I admire that spirit so much. They are huge inspirations to over half a million Scouts in the UK and I am so pleased that Scouting has honoured them. They are amazing.”

The annual Windsor Castle event has been held since 1934.