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St Georges Day Award Honours

10 March 2018

silver_acornCongratulations go to Anne Gordon and Adam Wilson, on the award of the Silver Acorn in the recently published 2018 St Georges Day honours. 

The Silver Acorn is not normally awarded until after at least an Award for Merit has been gained and a further five years’ service has been completed. Thus, it is seldom awarded for less than 20 years service, which should be specially distinguished and appreciably better than outstanding.

Anne, who is Cub Scout Leader at 1st Wolsingham, Assistant District Commissioner (Cub Scouts) in Crook and Weardale District and is also a County Scouter in the Cub Team, has been recognised for her distinguished service to the Cub Scout section over many years. As a well as running a strong Cub Scout Pack with a great programme, she is a diligent ADC(Cub Scouts) providing support to Cub Scouts Leaders in Crook and Weardale and a valuable member of the County Cub Scout team.

Adam is Scout Leader at 1st Burnmoor Group in Chester-le-Street District and is also a District Nights Away Adviser, a County Hill Walking and Archery Assessor and a dedicated member of both the county Adventurous Activities Team and Events Team (Active Support Units), supporting numerous hill walking training and assessment weekends and supporting most large county events. Most recently Adam has taken on the role of Unit Leader for the joint Durham/North Yorkshire Jamboree Unit.

Commenting on the awards County Commissioner David Stokes said "I count myself lucky to know Anne and Adam personally and to have worked with them in some of their roles. It is a privilege to work alongside two such dedicated scouters who have achieved so much for our young people locally, for the scout county and beyond. These awards are very well deserved and it's great to see two of our most distinguished scouters recognised in this year's St Georges Day Awards"

Both Anne and Adam are invited to the county awards reception in Windsor in April where, alongside the county's Queen's Scout Award recipients, their awards will be recognised the evening before they attend the Queen's Scout Parade at Windsor Castle on Sunday 22nd April.


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