Hat trick for 1st Richmond Leaders

Date: 23rd Dec 2019 Author: Phil Hunt

We have a lot of amazing Leaders in the District – hundreds of adults each week give up some of their time to prepare young people with Skills for Life.

The dedication and commitment our volunteers demonstrate is recognised with Long Service Awards, presented in 5 year increments as a cloth badge or brooch and Certificate.

Remarkable achievements where people have gone far beyond the expectations of ‘normal’ volunteering  are recognised by special Good Service Awards and so, by definition are rare.

Rarer still is for 3 Leaders in the same Group to be awarded a significant Good Service Award at the same time – but that’s what’s happened at 1st Richmond Scout Group. The Scout Association’s Award for Merit is in the form of a medal worn around the neck on a green ribbon. Ann [left], Natalie [middle] and Lynda [right] all received the Award for Merit for “sustained outstanding service over many years“.

The District Commissioner, Phil Hunt [centre] presented the Awards at 1st Richmond’s Christmas Review evening. Pictured also are two new Leaders, Louis and Amy who were also invested as adults at the same time. Both Louis and Amy have grown up with 1st Richmond having been Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Young Leaders.

Amazing Group – Amazing Leaders!

I want the public to know how Scouting continues to open young people’s eyes to a world of extraordinary promise and possibilities.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls