Your News: Scores of scouts at Bourne carol service
Nearly 150 members of Girlguiding and Scouting took part in the annual carol service.
The service, which was led by Father Chris Atkinson saw beavers, rainbows, brownies, cubs, scouts, guides and explorers reading the lessons and all present singing the carols with gusto.
The service was organised and planned by Cliff Gillis and apart from members from Bourne the service was attended by District Scout activity support manager for Bourne and Stamford Doug Cobbold, District Guide Commissioner Cathy Herron, Deputy County Commissioner for Lincolnshire Scouts Ray Dennis and Girl Guiding Lincolnshire South County President Margaret McGregor and Bourne and Stamford District chairman Greg Cejer.
Both Cliff and Doug had only recently returned from working in India so their efforts and attendance were much appreciated.
District Guide Commissioner Cathy Herron said: “It was wonderful to see so many members of Scouting and Girlguiding in Bourne coming together, it really did highlight the true spirit of Christmas and the closeness of our organisations!
“It was a lovely service and something which will hopefully continue to be held in future years.”
At the end of the service Greg Cejer thanked everyone who supported the carol service.
Particular thanks went to Father Chris and the team at the Abbey for letting us use the church, to Cathy Herron and her Girlguiding colleagues for supporting the service to show the close links the two organisations have in the town and especially to Cliff Gillis, who put heart and soul into organising it.
Those who did enjoyed a service that brought home the meaning of Christmas to all who attended.
Greg also thanked those parents who joined in the service; the leaders who supported the service and the young people all of who sang with gusto and in particular the youngsters who read lessons.