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Chelford Scout Leader Honoured

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1st Chelford Scouts' Group Scout Leader, Joe Adshead has been awarded a Chief Scout's Commendation. This rare award recognises outstanding service by adult memberswho have consistently given service over and above that which is expected within their role.

Joe has worked extremely hard over many years and his enthusiasm, hard work and dedication has been recognised by Alderley District. Joe's outstanding drive to bring adventure and excitement to Scouting has been exemplified by his introducing the skills of Scuba diving to Scouting in Cheshire.

In putting Joe forward for this award, District Commissioner, Will Burnham said "The award recognises the huge amount of work Joe did with the Chamboree (Cheshire Jamboree) and Scuba diving base. This was a culmination of many activities to bring Scuba diving experiences to scout groups. As a result, many young people have been introduced to an activity they would not usually get the opportunity to do."

Alderley District is planning to promote this activity in the near future and create the same buzz that was created at the Chamboree.

The global pandemic has meant that Scouting has had to adapt the way it operates in order to bring adventure, learning and new skills to its members. Alderley District and 1st Chelford Scout Group are working hard together to provide great experiences in a Covid safe, outdoor environment in the form of 'Super Saturdays' in 2021 as soon as it is safe to do so..

Joe's dedication and his willingness to share his skills shows how Scouting can bring exciting, memorable, learning experiences to our young people. 1st Chelford Scout Group are extremely proud of their newly honoured leader.

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