Merry Christmas

Well, 2017 is nearly at a close and what a year it has been for Dringhouses Scout Group. The Group has a record number of Young People supported by a record number of Adult Volunteers and Young Leaders. It’s because of these amazing people, that give up their time for our Young People, that our Scout Group does all of the incredible things that it does. I make no apologies for the amount of times Thank You will appear in the next part of my blog. In 2017 a staggering 11,640 hours were volunteered for the Scout Group and that deserves some big Thanks!

Thank You to our incredible Young Leaders, your work is amazing and it is wonderful to see so many Young People giving back in such a positive and inspiring way.

Thank You to all of our Active Support Members for making events like Group Camp run smoothly, special mention has to go to Jude & Martin and to Rachel & Alan who did an incredible job of keeping all 200 of us well fed that weekend.

Thank You to our Executive Committee, especially Debbie our Treasurer and Wendy our Secretary, who as well as keeping the Group in check, also made sure we were all well fed on Group Camp.

Thank You to Anne and Bob who work tirelessly making Paper Collection a success, come wind, rain or shine!

Thank You to all of our Parents, whether you have helped out on a section night or event, for all of the bags of muddy clothes you had to wash after camp and for all the times you’ve been a taxi service!

Thank You to Max for all of you support this year, for making sure our big events are well equipped, and for listening to my stupid ideas!

A big Thank You to Dave for all of your support as my Deputy, your advice and support is invaluable. Not to mention the countless hours you put in behind the scenes, keeping us up to date with safeguarding and training.

Thank You to our Group Chair Annie, who has overseen the Group’s Executive Committee for the last 10 years. Thank you for your continued guidance and counsel. I am also very proud to say that Annie was recognised for her hard work this year when she was awarded the Chief Scout’s Commendation for Good Service.

And of course the biggest of Thank You’s to all of our Adult Leaders for delivering an amazing range activities every week. You are truly magnificent people!!!  A special Thank You goes to Anne from Wednesday Beavers and Paul from Thursday Scouts who both retired as Section Leaders this year!

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and I look forward to seeing you all in the New Year for even more fun and adventure!!

Phil