Civic Award for Gill...
Written on: 26th April 2017
ADC Beavers & Cubs Tunbridge Wells and GSL/ Cub Leader at St Matthews was presented with the Southborough Town Councils Civic Award, recognising her work for the young people of High Brooms and Southborough, through Scouting.
Gill was nominated for the award by local councillor Dianne Hill who believes the amount of work that Gill puts into Scouting within High Brooms is nothing short of amazing.
Gill has been involved in Scouting as an adult volunteer for around 30 years now, holding many different roles over the years. It was in 2004 that Gill was instrumental in reopening Scouting in High Brooms.
The group had been “dormant” for several years, and Gill was keen to establish a a quality Scouting provision in the area.
Starting with just 12 youngsters in the Beaver Colony (the youngest section of the Scout movement for those aged 6 – 8 years old) Gill has ensured that the group has offered fun and excitement to a growing number of youngsters. The group now consists of Beavers, Cubs and Scouts offering Scouting to nearly 100 youngsters from High Brooms each week.
Gill has been recognised for her outstanding work in Scouting by the Chief Scout, when in 2009 she was presented with the Associations Award for Merit – but being recognised locally for the commitment and dedication that Gill puts into ensuring that the young people of High Brooms can enjoy the fun of Scouting, developing team work and individual skills as well as engaging in all aspects of community life is so fitting.
As well as the usual camps and outings that you would expect a Scout Group to offer, Gill has ensured that the youngsters are involved in different community projects including planting the Rest Garden in High Brooms each year and will shortly be taking on a plot of land at High Brooms Station.
Congratulations Gill, a much deserved reward and thank you for all you do for Scouting.