Recognising the achievements and thanking our volunteers for all that they do.
It’s so important that we thank and recognise our fellow Scouts for their incredible service. These are the shining lights who make Scouts possible. Most of us in Scouts look for, and expect, no reward. But a timely word of thanks is always appreciated and can work wonders.
On Friday 25th February, over 160 adult volunteers came together at The Grand Hotel to do just that. Thank each and every one of our volunteers and award some for their achievements. From long service awards to good service awards, awards for merit and the Silver Wolf, the list of awards was large! Across all the volunteers, combined, that evening there was over 1800 years of dedicated service to Scouts. Wow!
Amoungst all the awardees were husband and wife team, Phil and Irene Wheatley. They received the Silver Wolf, the unrestricted gift of the Chief Scout. It’s not normally awarded until at least a Silver Acorn has been previously gained and a further prolonged period of exceptional service has been achieved. In practice, it’s rarely awarded for less than 30 years’ service although, because it is the Chief Scout’s unrestricted gift, no length of service is prescribed.
Phil said “I am so blessed to be part of a most wonderful team of people, the assistance and guidance when I was younger and the continued enthusiasm of our young people makes it so much more satisfying to achieve this accolade”.
A huge well done and thank you goes out from all young people, parents and guardians to the volunteers who make Scouts possible. Thank you!
Awards and recognition
It’s so important that we thank and recognise our fellow Scouts for their incredible service. These are the shining lights who make Scouts possible.