Oct 2012 - All - Chief Scout Visits Carryduff

The Chief Scout made the long trip North on Sunday 21 October to join the 29th Belfast in celebrating
the end of a week of investitures and to take part in the Group Mass Parade. What many of those
present didn’t know was that the Chief had another (secret) reason to come to Carryduff.
At a reception in the Scout Hall after Mass three of our leaders received well-earned rewards for
their long commitment and dedication to Scouting in Down and Connor.
Jerome Dawson, Beaver Section Leader and County Chairman is awarded the Order of Cuchulainn
and 30 Year Service Award
Siobhan Laverty, Group Secretary and Beaver Section Leader receives her Silver Merit and 20 Year
Service awards.
Pat Polin, Venture Section Leader is presented with his Silver Merit Award.
The Chief addressed a packed Scout Hall, outlining his vision for Scouting Ireland in the coming years
and thanked the whole leader team for their service. He then joined us for a Group photograph and
was presented with a 29th Belfast neckerchief and badge as a memento of the visit.
Jerome Dawson with leaders from 31st Belfast St Michael’s, Cecilia Taggart and Sarah Taggart from
Down and Connor Scout County.
Jerome with leaders from 11th Belfast St Colmcille’s
Jerome with his leader team Paula and Shauneen.
The Chief tells his Santa Claus joke