This year 16 people were presented with special St.
George's day awards in recognition of their outstanding and
distinguished service to Scouting. As well as attending Windsor
with the Chief Scout and HRH The Duke of Kent, they also received a
special presentation from the Lord Lieutenant and County
Commissioner. Smith and Williamson generously hosted the
evening during which the achievements were celebrated. Between them
the volunteers total more than 500 years of service to Scouting
which equates to more than 70,000 hours changing young people's
lives for the better. Their service has included leading
Districts, supporting growth and opening new provision, shaping
training and delivering big events as well as inspirational
international projects much further afield.
"Inspired Countless Young People"
The County Commissioner praised the volunteers for their
heroic efforts which he said had "inspired countless young people
over a generation and have served to make our communities stronger,
better places to be". The evening was filled with celebration
and pride and it was a great way to thank and recognise their