The Chief Scout has recognised 4 adults from Hemel Hempstead with “St. George’s Day” awards for good service. These awards recognise their services to Scouting locally over a sustained period of time.

Bar to the Award for Merit

  • Mike Reeve – 1st Hemel Hempstead & Scout Active Support Member

The Award for Merit is given for outstanding service of not less than 12 years.  It implies keen, conscientious, imaginative and dedicated service over a sustained period.

The Bar to the Award for Merit may be awarded after a period of not less than five years of further outstanding service.

Bar to the Silver Acorn

  • Richard Haynes – 1st Leverstock Green, District Executive & ACC (Cub Scouts)
  • John Larkin – 2nd Hemel Hempstead & 8th St. Marylebone
  • Colin Rivett – District Team & District Executive

The Silver Acorn is not normally awarded until after at least an Award for Merit has been gained and a further five years’ service has been completed. Thus, it is seldom awarded for less than 20 years service, which should be specially distinguished and appreciably better than outstanding.

The Bar to the Silver Acorn may be awarded for at least a further 5 years of similarly distinguished service.

I am sure you will join me in congratulating Richard, John, Colin & Mike and thanking them for their ongoing dedication to supporting young people in Hemel Hempstead.

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