Scouts from across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan have been inducted into the Lord Mayor’s troop.
The annual Lord Mayor’s presentation took place at The Julian Hodge Lecture Theatre in Cardiff University on Tuesday 12th September, recognising the achievement of the young people who have gained Scouting’s highest Awards and valuable Skills for Life over the past year.
These awards require a level of determination and effort that reflect both the personality and character of the individual.
Cardiff’s The Rt. Hon Lord Mayor Bablin Molik presented the young people with a certificate and a white Scout neckerchief bearing the City Crest embroidered on its point. Mayor Molik was also presented with her own neckerchief by Troop leader David Gerrard.
The troop is enlisted to support the Lord Mayor whenever requested, at events like the Remembrance Day parade and civic carol service. Being part of the Lord Mayor’s Own Scout troop is a unique opportunity for Scouts in Cardiff and an achievement to be extremely proud of.”.
One of the Area’s first King’s Scout recipients Frank Zaffino said “Completing my King Scout Award was quite the challenge, but one that I’m so glad I took on. I joined Scouts as an adult volunteer, and I worked hard to complete my award in just over two and a half years. I’m so proud of myself. If you’re 16-25 and a Scout, give it a go!”.
Guest speakers from Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Richard Doyle and Rob Smith gave a talk during the evening and highlighted the importance of the work they do and how you can prepare to be as safe as possible when exploring the great outdoors.
In total there were a fantastic 2 Queen’s Scout Awards, 2 King’s Scout Awards, 11 Chief Scout’s Diamond, 29 Chief Scout’s Platinum and 47 Chief Scout’s Gold Awards gained over the past year presented in the presence of local dignitaries and the Lord-Lieutenant of South Glamorgan, Morfudd Meredith.
Scouting is a volunteer run organisation providing Skills for Life to all young people from the age of 4 to 25. Currently there is a waiting list to join as we need more volunteers. Roles are open to anyone from the age of 14 to “80 plus” and anyone interested can get in touch at scouts.org.uk/get-involved or call 0345 300 1818.