The 23rd of April is the feast day of St George – patron saint of England, Bulgaria, Ethiopia, Georgia, Portugal and several other countries and regions. St George is also the patron saint of Scouting and it is traditional in many countries for scouts to renew their promise on St George’s Day. Here in the UK, it is also an opportunity to reward adult volunteers for their long and/or meritorious service. And so it was this year.

On a District-wide Zoom call last Friday, with over 150 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and adult volunteers in attendance, all renewed their promise, and many adult volunteers received long service awards and merit awards from our District Commissioner, County Commissioner or Regional Commissioner (depending on the award).

We at 1st St Neots are very proud that our Group Scout Leader, Keith Horn, received a (belated) 20-year long service award, and The Silver Acorn Award. The latter is awarded “for specially distinguished service to Scouting“.

Congratulations, Keith.