Daventry district Scout leaders honoured at awards ceremony

Steve Rolt, Group Manager at 2nd Braunston Scout Group, Evonne Saunders, Scout Leader with the Explorer Scout section in Pitsford Explorer Unit and John Driver, Daventry District and Northamptonshire County Supporter, receiving their awards.
Steve Rolt, Group Manager at 2nd Braunston Scout Group, Evonne Saunders, Scout Leader with the Explorer Scout section in Pitsford Explorer Unit and John Driver, Daventry District and Northamptonshire County Supporter, receiving their awards.
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On Friday, April 17, three Scout leaders from Daventry were among 15 Scout leaders from all over Northamptonshire, honoured for distinguished services to Scouting.

Taking place at the Pemberton Centre in Rushden, Steve Rolt, group manager at 2nd Braunston Scout Group, Evonne Saunders, Scout leader with the Explorer Scout section in Pitsford Explorer Unit and John Driver, Daventry District and Northamptonshire county supporter, received The Silver Acorn award from HM Lord Lieutenant David Laing and High Sheriff Dr Ahmed Mukhtar.

The Silver Acorn award was first introduced as a St George’s day award in 1933. It is awarded to Scout leaders and Scout supporters in recognition of specially distinguished service and is seldom awarded for less than 20 years service.

Representing the East Midlands region, Sue Harris, regional Scout supporter commented “It’s my first visit to Northamptonshire and it is truly wonderful to see these leaders being recognised.

“Scouting in East Midlands is on the increase and it is the dedication of these leaders and their families that young people have the opportunity to have an enjoyable experience in Scouting.”

If you would like to know more about Scouting in your area, please contact Jennie Curtis on 07775 758580 or email jenniecurtis@daventryscouts.co.uk.”