Scouts across the United Kingdom will be celebrating St George’s Day in various ways. St George’s Day is an important date in the Scouting calendar as we look towards the ideals of chivalry and duty. Our founder, Lord Baden-Powell, asked all Scouts to come together on the Sunday nearest St George’s Day to renew their promise.
One local volunteer said:
St George’s Day is a highlight of the year for many Scouts. It is the time of year when Scout Awards for Meritorious Conduct, Gallantry, and Good Service are made.
In Bedford, a Cub Scout, Raphael Havard, has been awarded the Medal of Meritorious Conduct of The Scout Association in recognition of his bravery and Scouting spirit whilst undergoing treatment following kidney failure and a live donor transplant from his father.
Graeme Watt, Bedford’s District Commissioner commented:
Recognising Raphael’s bravery is important to all of us in Scouting locally. He has caught the spirit of Scouting and shown it to everyone around him. We also have the highest award in Scouting, the Silver Wolf, to present to David White one of our many adult volunteers in the district who has given many, many years of fantastic service to Scouting.
Without the adult volunteers who provide leadership to our youth sections, as well as those who are involved as managers and supporters to our Movement, we would not be able to continue our work with the young people of Bedfordshire. St George’s Day is a chance for us to say our thanks.