Reigate Scout group celebrates a very special first

Members of the 34th Reigate (Meadvale) Scout Group are celebrating a first to be proud of.

For siblings Toby, Lawrence and Zoe Hiller‐Wood, 18, have become the first triplets in the history of the group to be named Queen’s Scouts.

They were presented with their awards – the highest honour in Scouting – by the Scouting Association last month.

Toby, Lawrence and Zoe have been actively involved with the 34th for more than a decade as Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers.

Toby is now a Unit Helper with the Explorers and has spent two years as a Young Leader at the Jordan Heights campsite in Reigate.

To earn the Queen’s Scout Award, the triplets completed a 65‐mile hike around the Isle of Wight, using only footpaths throughout the journey.

The Hiller-Woods also carried out a study of tourism on the island and its impact on the area's wildlife. Among a range of other community service projects, the triplets worked with the National Trust Rangers to help restore and preserve historic Reigate Fort.

David Thompson, Group chairman of 34th Reigate (Meadvale) Scouts, said: “During their Scouting career, the Hiller‐Woods took part in nearly 120 camps, with a total of more than 200 nights away between them.”

Zoe, Lawrence and Toby are all currently studying for A‐Levels, while also working at a local supermarket.

Mr Thompson said: “Lawrence, Toby and Zoe are the 34th, 35th and 36th Queen’s Scouts to come out of the 34th Reigate (Meadvale) Scouts since 2003.”

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