7th Goodmayes Explorers, Muhammad Islam and Ayesha Karim were awarded the prestigious Jack Petchey Award for outstanding services to Scouting last night. The Award Ceremony took place at Sir James Hawkey Hall and the selfless work of many Scouts and their Leaders was celebrated. Muhammad and Ayesha spend much of their spare time volunteering at their Scout Group, helping run sessions for younger sections.
Congratulations to Girl Scout Sidra Shahzad who was the winner of our Design our 10 Year Anniversary Badge competition! The badge has now been produced to be worn on or Scarf.
Many congratulations to Hamza Ali and Nabeeha Bint-Yeahya who received their Jack Petchey Awards in recognition of their hard work, exemplary behaviour and service to their Group.
The Group nominated two Explorer Scouts for the prestigious Jack Petchey Award. Hamza Ali and Nabeeha Yeahya. Both were chosen for their exceptional contribution to the community and their willingness to always help others.
A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Sohail Karim, Boy Scout Assistant Leader, who completed the London Marathon (a gruelling 42km) in just under 5 hours! An amazing achievement – we look forward to him inspiring our Scouts to aim for such high goals!
Yusuf Karim, Cub Scout, writes about climbing mountains…
I climbed Scafell Pike, the tallest Peak in England in 2013, with my Uncle who is a Scout Leader (978m). It was challenging and fun. So I decided to try and complete my 3 Peaks challenge by the age of 10 – this means climbing the highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales. I climbed Mt Snowdon with 7th Goodmayes Scouts in July 2014 – it was 1085m high. It was a lovely warm day when we climbed but nothing could prepare me for the challenge of climbing Ben Nevis the following weekend!
At 1344m it is the tallest of the 3. It took us nearly 10 hours to ascend and descend – in foggy and freezing conditions. There was ice at the top and by the time we reached the bottom it was past maghrib – so we needed to use our torches to come down. I was really happy my dad reached the top with me.
Now that I’ve climbed Ben Nevis – I’m hoping that when I’m an Explorer Scout I will reach the top of Everest!
Girl Explorer, Aaliyah Ismail, was awarded the prestigious Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Award. The scheme is a reward and recognition initiative which recognises and celebrates the achievements of Young People. Aaliyah was awarded the prize in recognition of her hard work and contribution to the community.
Yaqub Kheyar, who started 7th Goodmayes Beaver Scouts at the age of 6 years was shortlisted as a nominee for Young Muslim Writer of the Year. An amazing achievement for a young Cub of only 8 years mashAllah!
Girl Explorer, Rumaysa Rafique, undertook a daring Sky Dive to raise thousands of pounds for Charity. Am amazing achievement for any young adult….she spoke about her experience at our End of Term event inspiring our youth to follow in her footsteps and reach for the sky!