No, not more trees to plant, but national Scouting Awards in recognition of especially distinguished service, usually after at least 20 years of service, awarded to:
Steve Woodrow – Cub Leader, who has also served over the years as District Executive member, District Cub Scout Leader, Deputy District Commissioner and District Commissioner. He has always been active in supporting District and County events and in supporting and encouraging new Leaders.
Margaret Cantelo – Cub Leader and great supporter of all Group activities. Her quiet ‘no fuss’ personality makes her a valued team member and a reliable supporter both to Steve with the Pack and to other Leaders within the Group and beyond.
Stewart Buswell – Currently Assistant Group Scout Leader, but he has run Scout Troops in West Sussex and Kent, while in Romsey he has been Assistant District Commissioner (Scouts) and Deputy District Commissioner. His dedication and experience over many years has provided support and guidance to the new and not so new Leaders in the Group and District.
Jacky Betteridge – Currently a District Cub Scout Leader and Training Advisor, but a former committee member, Cub Scout Leader and Venture Scout Leader with the Group. Her energy and enthusiasm seem to have no bounds and her support to the District and County also has not gone unnoticed.
Well done and ‘BRAVO‘ to you all.
Together you have given over 120 years service to the Movement. Long may you continue.
These St George’s Day awards were presented by former 10th Romsey member, Mark Tarry, who is now Deputy Chief Commissioner for England, who also presented the Silver Acorn to Howard Chandler of 4th Romsey.
Long service awards were made also to Sue Edwards (20 years), Jacky Betteridge and Howard Chandler (30 years) and Ian Moore (40 years).
It was also good to see other members of the Group taking important roles in the Romsey St George’s Day proceedings; Explorer Scout James Snape as Romsey’s Junior Mace Bearer and Explorer Scout Barnaby Martin speaking about this year’s charity, George’s Trust, of which he is a junior trustee, and David Shill (Assistant Explorer Scout Leader) as Parade Marshal.