Scout leader gets sevice award

Andrew Eames
Andrew Eames

A SCOUT leader has been recognised for his many years of service after he was awarded the Chief Scout Service Award.

Andrew Eames started Scouting aged eight, when he joined 38th Scarborough HQ, and six years later joined the 46th Westborough Scout Group to help as a young leader with the Wharf Beavers – where his mother was the leader.

Bonnie Purchon MBE, the district commissioner for the Scarborough area, said: “His adult leadership started at 19 when he received his leader warrant as an assistant Beaver Scout leader, also at Westborough, he went on to assist with the cub section as assistant Cub Scout leader with the Cobra pack.”

She added that when the 38th group was struggling for leaders he moved back there as a Cub leader. “Sadly 38th closed its door seven years ago through lack of leaders. Andrew then moved to 42nd as assistant Scout leader and he is currently the Explorer Scout leader for the Hawks unit,” she said.

The unit is a district unit based at 42nd St Marks in Coldyhill Lane, Newby.

Andrew is married to Pam and the couple have three grown-up children. He is the manager of the Hull branch of Boyes.

l The Scouting movement is always looking for leaders or helpers. Anyone who can spare a couple of hours a week should contact (01723) 374634.