St Georges Day 2018

Yesterday over 800 members of the District gathered in glorious sunshine for the tradition Parade & Service to celebrate St. George’s Day.Yesterday over 800 members of the District gathered in glorious sunshine for the tradition Parade & Service to celebrate St. George’s Day.

In the presence of Her Worship T  he Mayor of Havering it was fabulous to see all of our 18 Scout Groups in attendance, along with young people from every Explorer Scout Unit and the District Scout Network.

The Beavers enjoyed another fun packed performance provided by Lightnin’ Drama and the Cubs, Scouts & Explorers in the main hall heard from the GHISP Unit about their trip to The Gambia this summer.

We were delighted to present Awards on behalf of The Chief Scout for long service and good service, including two very special 50 year service awards for Brian Taffs and Richard Monks of 1st Upminster.

The full list of recipients are below:

Nicky Gillett8th Hornchurch15yrs Service
Corinne Dutch2nd Cranham15yrs Service
David Dutch2nd Cranham15yrs Service
Kevin Cooper1st South Hornchurch20yrs Service
Christine Richardson3rd Upminster25yrs Service
Andy Rice8th Hornchurch30yrs Service
Gerry Merritt1st Corbets Tey40yrs Service
Brian Taffs1st Upminster50yrs Service
Richard Monks1st Upminster50yrs Service
Dean Claxton1st UpminsterChief Scout’s Commendation
Martin Wallis2nd CranhamChief Scout’s Commendation
Mark Duffy3rd UpminsterAward for Merit
Stuart Brown8th HornchurchBar to the Award for Merit
Roger Stannard3rd UpminsterBar to the Award for Merit
Sandra Smith1st Squirrels HeathThe Silver Acorn
Richard Monks1st UpminsterThe Silver Acorn

In addition the following members of the District were also recognised and spent the day at Windsor Castle taking part in the National Day of Celebration:

Debbie Carter2nd UpminsterThe Silver Acorn
Adam Woodgate3rd UpminsterThe Silver Acorn

A Huge thanks to everyone who helped to make the day a success –

see you all next year on Sunday 21st April 2019!

April 22, 2018
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