Collier Row triplets given highest cub scouting award

PUBLISHED: 11:14 27 November 2013 | UPDATED: 11:39 27 November 2013

Cub Scout triplets Isabella, Nathan, and Amelia Murphy, with their chief scout silver awards, at Gilwell Park, Chingford,

Cub Scout triplets Isabella, Nathan, and Amelia Murphy, with their chief scout silver awards, at Gilwell Park, Chingford,


It was a family affair on Monday night as nine-year-old triplets were awarded the highest cub scouting award possible at an awards evening.

Amelia, Isabella and Nathan Murphy, of 3rd Collier Row cub scouts, were presented with the Chief Scout Silver Award at the ceremony, held at the national scouting headquarters in Gilwell Park, Chingford.

After working towards the award since 2012, the siblings were delighted with their achievement.

Mother Karen, who watched with husband Andrew and the children’s grandmother Judith, said it was the result of “really hard work.”

“We are very proud of them. They had to do different tasks and activities to get the awards, over a long period of time,” she said,

“It was really hard for them, and to have all three do it is great.”

Though Karen says the children are all very individual, they do share the same energy levels.

“They don’t like to be sat in front of the television so going to cubs is good because they get to do a whole variety of things,” she said,

“They have different personalities and their own friends, and are treated as three individuals at 3rd Collier Row, who are great with them.

“It’s good for them and other children to meet new people and make new friends by going to scout groups.”

The children took their awards to show their teachers and school friends at Clockhouse Primary School in Clockhouse Lane, Romford.

“They all said well done and were all very proud of me and my sisters,” said Nathan, who was very proud of their achievement,

“We had to do six special badges which took a long time. We had to go to camps and do other activities like learn about places in other countries.”

Not one to rest on his laurels however, Nathan has one eye on the next scout award.

“I am really looking forward to getting the gold award,” he added.

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