Ottery super scout!

PUBLISHED: 11:00 26 July 2009 | UPDATED: 09:46 18 June 2010

AN Ottery St Mary Cub has achieved quite a feat-he is only the fifth Cub in the country ever to gain all 33 activity badges. Ten-year-old Cameron, who lives in Whimple, has done everything from watersports, horse riding, to changing faith for the day to a

AN Ottery St Mary Cub has achieved quite a feat-he is only the fifth Cub in the country ever to gain all 33 activity badges.

Ten-year-old Cameron, who lives in Whimple, has done everything from watersports, horse riding, to changing faith for the day to accomplish this extraordinary deed. And he did it in only a year-and-a-half through 1st Ottery St Mary Cubs.

The very happy Cub, who attends Kings Hall school in Taunton, said: "It's a really good achievement and I feel really proud. I'm the only the fifth Cub to do it which is really amazing."

Among Cameron's badges, which have been securely sewn on to the left arm of his uniform by his mum, are Animal Carer, Astronomer, Entertainer and Martial Arts.

He particularly enjoyed the activities he took part in for his Athlete Plus badge, which included everything from javelin to the high jump.

Cameron paid special thanks to his Cub leader, Katrina Johnson, who helped him achieve all 33 badges.

He added: "If it wasn't for her I wouldn't have been able to do it. She tested me on education and for my map reading badge."

The active youngster said his mum and dad gave up a lot of their time to help him and even made a trip to Peterborough where they visited a mosque so Cameron could gain his World Faiths badge.

Cameron's proud father, Ray, 42, said: "He has done a range of things which has really broadened out his education in terms of personal development.

"It has rounded him in terms of confidence, knowledge and skills which he wouldn't have got in the school room.

"He's the kind of child that loves getting certificates or prizes-he is very driven by that so it just hacked into that aspect of his personality.

"He has certainly achieved more badges than I did as a Cub!


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