William is the Scout of year

HAPPY Heage Scout group finished 2011 with a wealth of fun activities.

There were parties, a Christmas film show, chocolates, games and cooking, among other things, to celebrate Christmas and the end of the year.

And young William Gould was named Scout of the Year for 2011.

His fantastic prize is a hot air balloon ride.

William won the prize after a year-long competition for the title. The competition covered activities such as camping, survival, water sports, crafts and community work.

The prize was provided by Holtams Kitchens, of Heage.

Any spare cakes left over from when the Scouts, who were joined by Cubs, Beavers, young leaders and leaders, cooked Christmas cakes, were given to local residents who live on their own in Heage.