The Group held its annual Carol Service in December at Westerfield Church, the money raised in the collection went to the ‘Over the Rainbow-Childrens Charity’. During the service, four of the Leaders were presented with awards by Alex Price, the Deben District Commissioner. David Nessling received the Chief Scouts Commendation for Good Service and Joan Gibson, Steven Messer and Peter Runnacles received the Chief Scouts Award of Merit.

A Scout, Elliott, was also presented with his Chief Scouts Silver Award, which he gained during his time as a Cub. To achieve this Elliott had to complete all the seven Challenge awards, as well as six other badges, well done Elliott. The Group is, as the name suggests, based at Westerfield and meet in the village hall, Cubs on a Tuesday Evening and Scouts on Friday Evenings. There is currently space in the Group for Cubs, 8–10.5 years. We are also looking for adult volunteers to help with the sections, anything from a couple of hours a month to weekly help.

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Peter Runnacles, Scout Leader