The Chief Scout, Bear Grylls, has recognised three leaders from Tunbridge Wells with good service awards for their excellent service to Scouting.

Nick Burgess, Group Scout Leader at Speldhurst and Langton and Assistant District Commissioner, has been awarded with the Award for Merit.  District Commissioner for Tunbridge Wells Scouts, Brian Hobden said “Nick really deserves this award, not only does he manage a large group in Speldhurst,he is on hand to assist at the section meetings, he also co-ordinates the bookings and invoicing at our District Campsite, Adamswell – and has been instrumental in obtaining a number of grants for the site which included the National Lottery grant for the car parking.  I am delighted that Nick’s hard work and dedication has been recognised by the Chief Scout”




Nick Bottle, Group Scout Leader at St Johns, has been recognised with the Chief Scouts Commendation for Good Service.  Brian said of Nicks award “Nick has returned to Scouting, following a short break, having previously been Scout and Cub Leader at St Johns.  Since returning to the group as Group Scout Leader around 12 months ago, Nick has ensured the group has flourised opening a second Beaver Colony and second Cub Pack.”





Sue Springett, Assistant Scout Leader at St Barnabas has also been awarded the Chief Scouts Commendation for Good Service, Brian said of Sue’s award “Sue is not only Assistant Scout Leader at St Barnabas, but also Cub Leader at the group as well as being ACSL at St Augustines.  Sue’s commitment to two groups is amazing, she is passionate about Scouting and is always on hand to support Cubs and Scouts and ensure they benefit from all activities on offer.  Sue never one to grab the limelight but quietly gets on with things in the background, but makes a huge difference – I really look forward to presenting Sue with her award on behalf of the Chief Scout”





Everyone in Tunbridge Wells would like to congratulate Sue, Nick and Nick on their much deserved awards.

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