Twelve young people who courageously put the skills that they learnt in Scouting into dramatic effect have been recognised by The Scout Association. The youngest is Kerena, a nine-year-old Cub Scout, from Chandlers Ford, Hampshire, who showed huge maturity following the tragic death of her mother through cancer.
Shortly before her mother died, Kerena cared for her five year old brother, Ben, keeping him occupied and entertained, leaving her parents time to spend together.
Kerena’s father, Steve, said, ‘Kerena has shown a great deal of bravery as she keeps our family life as normal as possible, especially for her younger brother. She is a bright and happy girl, and maintains a really positive outlook on life
Chief Scout, Bear Grylls said, ‘These Scouts have shown great bravery and their acts are an inspiration to many. Scouts train for these moments. I am so proud that when it mattered they showed great Scouting spirit.’