Congratulations to Scouts from Ashton and Manley, Christleton, Malpas, Sandstone and 48th Chester who attended the County Awards ceremony in Warrington on Sunday where the guest speaker was Jay Thompson who spend 9 months in Tuvalu reviving Scouting in this remote country in the South Pacific. His message to the Scouts was to say Yes to opportunities that come your way; we are all members of the Scouting family – go and meet some of them!
The awards were presented by The Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire who gave them all an acorn to plant and best small tree will be planted next year at Forest Camp to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. Quoting from the famous poem, he suggested that the Scouts who have gained their Chief Scout’s Gold Awards are the acorns from which the future tall oaks will grow.
Unable to make the ceremony were Scouts from Cestrian, Malpas, Sandstone and 48th Chester. Next year we hope that all troops in Chester will be represented at the Awards.