Scouts salute loyal supporters who help keep group going

Honiton Scouts honour Sue Wright

Honiton Scouts' Beaver leader Sue Wright - Credit: Honiton Scouts

Two loyal supporters of Honiton’s Scout group have been honoured for their efforts.

Beaver leader Sue Wright and occasional helper Ray Turner were presented with awards last week by Nancy Craven, who is the newly appointed East Devon Scouts  District Commissioner.

1st Honiton Group Scout Leader Helen Turner told the Herald: “Sue gained her wood beads for completing all of her training as a Beaver leader. Sue has put in a lot of hard work to gain these so it is brilliant that she can now wear them with pride.”

Meanwhile, Ray received the Chief Scout’s Commendation for Good Service.

Helen explained: “Ray was awarded his for his good service to the Scout group.  I would be lost without my husband’s help with all the little jobs that need doing in the hall and garden.”

Helen added: “I have been in Scouting for many years and he has always been there to lend a hand with whatever needs doing. The Scout Group would truly be lost without his help.”

She explained: “Due to Covid-19, the presentations were a little overdue but Nancy made sure that the awards were presented as soon as she got them. One of the nicer things of being a district commissioner!”

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Meanwhile, life goes on for the always active Honiton group.

Helen said: “We have been setting badge activities for the youngsters in our group every week via our group’s Facebook pages for them to do as we still want them to earn badges even though we cannot do face to face.

“We will be going back to face-to-face session in the week beginning April 19, with sections being split into two as we are restricted to 15 youngsters maximum. So they will be in the hall one week and have an activity to do the following week at home.”

Helen said the leaders could not wait to get back face to face with all the youngsters that are a part of the group in Honiton. 

Nancy is the new East Devon Scouts District Commissioner was the Group Scout Leader at Sidmouth Scout Group but took on this new role quite recently. 

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