Colchester Castle plays host to the bi-annual County Awards, the achievement ceremony for all Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Network members who have attained the highest awards in their age group.

Bob Russell MP for Colchester and Jan Dear, County Commissioner will present the awards to youngsters who have completed a number of challenges.

These achievements follow two years of record growth in Essex that since 2007, Essex membership has risen by 1,000 members.