Bump it up! Cullybackey scout chats with Kate

ATTENDANCE at the annual Windsor Parade led to a conversation that Cullybackey lad Adam Clements will never forget - a chat with Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge and her, by now, famous bump!!
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The event, which has been held for almost 80 years at Windsor Castle, recognises the outstanding achievements of young people and adults in scouting with a special service and parade.

Adam said: “The Duchess was very beautiful. She asked me where I was from and if I had ever been to Windsor before. She then asked me what I had to do to gain the Explorer Belt”.

To achieve the Explorer Belt, Adam and and his team from 1st Cullybackey Scout Group - Ben Wylie, Stephen Johnston and Niall Cunningham - had to complete a grueling 160km hike across the South of France in blistering heat during August, 2012.

This was a gruelling 10-day expedition during which they had only eight euro a day to survive on making all four young men well deserving and proud to attend the Windsor parade on April 21 at which they were recognised for their the special achievements by the Duchess and Bear Grylls.

Ben said: “Bear is a real inspirational to us all. He understood the blood, sweat, tears and hard work which went into achieving the challenges and we all agreed that it was such a brilliant life experience.”

Another two Cullybackey men, Nicky Millar and Jonny Clements were also in attendance at Windsor. They had also carried out various challenges to gain their Queen Scout Award and their Explorer Belt was completed in Italy.

In all six Explorers and Young Leaders were invited to the right Royal event from 1st Cullybackey Scout Group; three from West Church, Ballymena and two from Killymurris, Glarryford.

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