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George Galloway receives her Young Leaders belt from Graham Hardy
George Galloway receives her Young Leaders belt from Graham Hardy
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Georgia Galloway of Stamford and Bourne Explorers was presented with her Young Leader’s Belt for completing her Young Leader training by ESL(YL) Graham Hardy.

Georgia works in the Beaver colony at 1st Bourne Scout Group and has completed all 11 modules and 4 missions. Georgia has been praised for her leadership skills and as she turns 18 in the near future will be assuming the position of Assistant Beaver Scout Leader. District Explorer Scout Administrator, Jamie Tupholme, said: “Georgia is a brilliant example of Vision 2018 and an excellent role model for Explorers everywhere! Congratulations Georgia.”

Four Bourne Explorers were presented with a cheque from the Len Pick Trust to go towards their fund raising for the Japan 2015 Jamboree. The Explorers (Lucy, Melissa, Will and Henry) received just over £2,000 towards their funds. The four are looking forwards to the Jamboree and are well on their way to raising the full amount they require. They, along with two other District Explorers, are travelling to the World Scout Jamboree as part of the Lincolnshire Contingent.

Charlie Dalton was presented the Gordon Pedder memorial shield by Bourne Scout Leader Paul Mead at the group AGM this week. The award is presented in memorial of Gordon, a dedicated Scout Leader at Bourne, who donated the shield after he unfortunately passed away recently from Cancer. The shield is awarded to the Scout who gives an extra 1 per cent above the rest. Charlie was presented the award for his enthusiasm and determination. Charlie is a Bourne Explorer (and ex-1st Bourne Scout), a Young Leader and is on his way to completing his Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Stamford and Bourne District Explorers Ruby, Charlie and Jack completed their DofE Bronze expedition at Stamcamp this year. The team successfully completed a two day hike planning their own route and cooking their own meals.

The team were totally self-sufficient and had to manage their budget, navigation and food themselves. The team are now planning their Qualifying Expedition in the near future.

Stamford Assistant Explorer Scout Leader and Expedition Supervisor, Rachel Nelson, said: “The team worked extremely hard across the weekend and bonded exceptionally well as a team. Their meals were to an extremely high standard and they completed the route in good time – well done them.”