Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, chose St. George to be the Patron Saint of Scouting.  St. George embodied the qualities to which he wanted Scouts to aspire: faith, bravery, and determination. St. George’s Day is celebrated on 23 April each year and is an important day in the Scouting calendar where Scouts renew their Promise and volunteers can be recognized with good service awards.

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This year Paul Savill, who recently stepped down from the role of County Commissioner, was awarded the movement’s, Silver Acorn.  The Silver Acorn is awarded after at least 20 years’ service, which should be specially distinguished and appreciable.