Chief Scout’s hon­our for the unit man­ager Chris­tine gets 20-year award

The Galloway News - - DISTRICT NEWS -

The an­nual meet­ing of the Galloway Scouts ac­tive sup­port unit was held in Twyn­holm Church Hall.

Galloway Scout Coun­cil chair­man Drew Low pre­sented unit man­ager Chris­tine Rankin with her Chief Scout’s 20 years longser­vice award certificat­e.

The unit ex­ists to sup­port all sec­tions of Scout­ing – Beaver colonies, Cub packs, Scout troops or Ex­plor­ers - across the dis­trict of Galloway.

The mem­bers are en­thu­si­as­tic peo­ple who know the value of Scout­ing and want to help en­sure young peo­ple in Galloway get the chance to take part in ac­tiv­i­ties.

Many have pre­vi­ous Scout­ing ex­pe­ri­ence as lead­ers, com­mit­tee mem­bers, as Scouts them­selves or the par­ents of Scouts.

Oth­ers with no Scout­ing ex­pe­ri­ence play a valu­able role by bring­ing ad­di­tional skills to en­hance the op­por­tu­ni­ties for young peo­ple.

Ac­tive sup­port’s in­volve­ment is var­ied. Group lead­ers from across Galloway plan their an­nual pro­gramme at the lead­ers’ gath­er­ing each Jan­uary.

Lead­ers make re­quests to ac­tive sup­port for any as­sis­tance needed to run spe­cific events. This could be to pro­vide sup­per at camp, run an ac­tiv­ity or as­sist with park­ing con­trol at an event.

Any­one over the age of 18 who is pre­pared to be PVG-checked and join the Scout move­ment can be­come a mem­ber.

Ac­tive sup­port meets as re­quired in Twyn­holm, be­ing the cen­tre of the dis­trict, and there are cur­rently 14 mem­bers. There is no spe­cific com­mit­ment; ac­tive sup­port mem­bers do what they can when they can. With more mem­bers the unit could ex­tend its reach and sup­port.

If you are in­ter­ested in join­ing con­tact [email protected]­lowayscout­s.org.uk.

Pre­sen­ta­tion Drew Low hands certificat­e to Chris­tine Rankin

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