A SCOUT leader has been awarded the highest honour from the movement – the Silver Wolf.
Trish Jordan, who has been involved for almost 40 years, first became associated with Scouting by encouraging her four sons to join and eventually became a group Scout leader.
Bonnie Purchon MBE, the district commissioner, said that Trish attended district and county events with enthusiasm. She added: “She found that she was enjoying Scouting so much so in 1976 she took out a warrant as assistant cub scout leader with all her training completed in a very short time. So in 1977 Trish took over as Akela and is still in the post today.”
She added that Trish also helped to run the headquarters and her enthusiasm had rubbed off onto other leaders, youngsters and parents.
“Trish has successfully recruited a number of young leaders, all of whom have thoroughly enjoyed Scouting, and many of them have taken warrants out in the group.
“Trish gently encourages them and gets to know and understand the individuals,” she said.
She added that Trish had been on the district executive for many years as the Cub Scout representative and gave 100 per cent to the district.
“Trish was awarded the Medal of Merit in 2001 and since then has continued to give over and above the call of duty in her service to the group and others,” she said.