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