Twins Harry and Jack Adams from Beccles have been honoured by Chief Scout Bear Grylls for achieving the ultimate Scouting award.

On April 21, at a special ceremony at Windsor Castle, Bear Grylls and Andrew Try, the Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire, congratulated the Adams twins on earning the Queen’s Scout Award, the highest accolade within the Scouts for adventure and skill development.

The award is a commendation of remarkable personal achievement which is bagged by Scouts between the ages of 16 and 25 years old.

Achieving this award demands the completion of a series of challenges.

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Mr Grylls said: "I am so proud to celebrate the achievements of the King’s Scouts here today at Windsor.

"Gaining this award is the pinnacle of their Scouting journey. Harry and Jack have demonstrated courage and kindness, alongside a true never-give-up spirit, and shown Scouting values to the highest of standards.

"They’ve contributed hugely to their communities and developed many skills along the way.

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"These Scouts are an inspiration to us all due to their commitment, enthusiasm and hard work - I am full of pride for every single one of them.’

In a statement Harry and Jack said: “We’ve really enjoyed working towards the award.

"We’ve participated alongside each other and this has motivated us to work hard and complete the award.

"We did our expedition in the Isle of Aaron and we’ve both learned to play the guitar and have played a few gigs.

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"We’re both very proud to achieve the award.”

Scout ambassador and polar explorer, Dwayne Fields, said: "A huge congratulations to Harry and Jack, on achieving their Queen’s Scout Award - the pinnacle achievement in Scouts."

The Scouts' award tradition at Windsor Castle has been running since 1934.