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Old Windsor teenager handed Queen's Scout Award

Old Windsor teenager handed Queen's Scout Award

Francis Batt

Old Windsor teenager handed Queen's Scout Award
Oliver and one of the birds he has raised in his garden

Teenager Oliver Wood has earned the highest award a scout can get.

Oliver, 18, of Burfield Road, Old Windsor, was presented with the Queen's Scout Award by the Mayor of Runnymede Cllr Yvonna Lay at the Runnymede District St George's Day Parade on Sunday.

Ollie - who already owned a Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award - won his latest prize after hiking in the North York Moors, spending a week exploring the glaciers and lakes in Iceland and breeding wildfowl in his back garden.

Windsor Boys School pupil Ollie said: "I was proud to receive my Queen's Scout Award on Sunday in front of hundreds of people – and even more surprised when they asked me to lead the parade afterwards."

His mother Emma said: "It brought a tear to my eye.  Although I admit that the tears did disappear when we got home and I had to help him clean out all his ducks, quail and chicken houses."

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