Scouting for thrills: North Norfolk Scouts celebrate ‘top’ awards with trip to circus

North east Norfolk district commissioner Paul Henriksen and Alex the clown, who presented Chief Scou

North east Norfolk district commissioner Paul Henriksen and Alex the clown, who presented Chief Scout Awards in the ring at Russell's Circus, Beeston Regis. Picture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Acrobats, jugglers and trapeze artists entertained more than 500 north Norfolk Scouts and their families, at a special performance laid on by Russell's Circus, Beeston Regis, to celebrate the efforts of some of the district's top achievers.

North east Norfolk Beavers and Cubs in the ring at Russell's Circus, Beeston Regis. Picture: KAREN B

North east Norfolk Beavers and Cubs in the ring at Russell's Circus, Beeston Regis. Picture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

District commissioner Paul Henriksen donned a ringmaster's outfit, presenting the annual 'top' awards to nearly 60 Beavers, Cubs and Scouts with the help of Norfolk youth commissioner Dom Belcher and Russell's resident clown Alex.

Alex the clown presenting Chief Scout awards in the ring at Russell's Circus, Beeston Regis. Picture

Alex the clown presenting Chief Scout awards in the ring at Russell's Circus, Beeston Regis. Picture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Mr Henriksen also presented Duke of Edinburgh bronze awards to Elizabeth Revell and Phoebe Nicholson of Mundesley, with a young leader buckle going to Ben Horton of North Walsham.

Norfolk youth commissioner Dom Belcher presenting the platinum Chief Scout award to Ed Cubitt. Pictu

Norfolk youth commissioner Dom Belcher presenting the platinum Chief Scout award to Ed Cubitt. Picture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Ed Cubitt, also of North Walsham, gained a young leader buckle, a silver Duke of Edinburgh award and a platinum Chief Scout award.

Buxton Lamas Beavers Arthur, Oran and Harley with their bronze Chief Scout awards. Picture: KAREN BE

Buxton Lamas Beavers Arthur, Oran and Harley with their bronze Chief Scout awards. Picture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Mr Henriksen said: 'Scouting is about fun and friendship and what better place to celebrate than at the circus.'


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