Northamptonshire scout leaders win top awards

Scouts Acorn award
Scouts Acorn award

Scout leaders from across Northamptonshire received awards for their distinguished service to the organisation.

Fifteen leaders were presented with the Silver Acorn Award, a prize rarely presented to leaders with less than 20 years’ service which recognises their contribution to Scouting.

Northamptonshire’s Lord-Lieutenant David Laing and High Sheriff Dr Ahmed Mukhtar presented the awards.

Leader Audrey Pearce received a special award at the ceremony. She was presented with the Bar to the Silver Acorn in recognition of 40 years’ hard work.

She also supports leader training in Northampton as well as ensuring health and safety on camps.

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

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