Monday, 4 July 2011

Scouting never stops for "Silver Acorns"

Derek Holt, Helen Plumb, Pat Griffin and Jim Holland

Lonsdale District Scout Council holds its 37th Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 6th July 2011 at Lancaster Town Hall. It's a time to reflect on a very successful centenary year for the organisation, and to celebrate the award of three Silver Acorns and 2 Bars to the Silver Acorn in this year’s St George’s Day Awards.

District Chairman Terry Bond MBE, District Commissioner Pat Griffin and Jim Holland, Assistant Group Scout Leader at 16th Lancaster (St Paul’s), were all awarded the Silver Acorn, which “is awarded after a period of no less than 20 years of specially distinguished service while holding an adult appointment.”

Derek Holt, Group President at 34th Lancaster (St Chad’s) and Helen Plumb, Group Scout Leader at Caton Church, were both awarded the Bar to the Silver Acorn, which “may be awarded after not less than five years of further especially distinguished service while holding an adult appointment.”

Pat, Helen, Jim and Derek traveled to St George’s Chapel Windsor on St George’s Day to the Queen’s Scout celebrations where they received their awards.

These five richly deserve the awards and show that the fun, challenge and adventure offered by Scouting really never does stop.

Scouting in Lonsdale is a modern, forward looking, co-educational youth movement for the 21st Century.  With around 1200 members across the District led by a dedicated team of adults, Scouting continues to offer a progressive programme of  interesting, exciting and challenging activities to young people in the 6 - 25 year old age range.

Approximately 80 per cent of young people across the District live less than 15 minutes drive from their nearest Scout Group.

• Lonsdale Scouts online: www.lonsdalescouts.org.uk

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