SCOUTS and Cubs have received awards and certificates from the mayor.

Scouts in the area went to the council chambers of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council on October 2 where they were greeted by mayor Councillor Seán Keating.

The 33 Explorer Scouts, Scouts and Cubs were given either the Chief Scout Silver Award for the cubs, or Gold for the Scouts, the highest award that can be earned by cubs and scouts respectively.

Basingstoke West Scout District chair David Foster-Key said: “The mayor gave a very enthusiastic speech to the chief scout recipients and their parents and supporters.”