Southend Estuary District had 16 young people at Barleylands Farm, which brought together parents and families from across the County and beyond.

Winter may be coming but that did not keep 500 Scouts from across all Districts in Essex coming together to celebrate individual successes at Barleylands Farm in Billericay. The Essex Scouts County Awards Day is held to recognise the achievements of young people aged 6 to 25 and also volunteers who have achieved long service awards.

The awards presented included the Chief Scout Award, which is a challenging award for each Section to complete with the level of difficulty increasing as Scouts move up through the Sections. In order to receive the badge Scouts have to complete a variety of challenge badges including Outdoor and Community.