Certificate for 40 years of Scouting

By Surrey and Hants News in Local People

At the end of a 10-hour activity day for Cubs from Churt and Hindhead at the 1st Hindhead headquarters, Stephen Evans was presented with a 40-year service certificate by the Cubs’ assistant district commissioner Chris Lloyd.

Currently an assistant leader with the Churt and Hindhead Cub packs, Mr Evans had long continuous service as a leader.

He was a Wolf Cub and a Scout at 2nd Denham in Buckinghamshire, where he became an assistant Scout leader before moving to the District Venture Scout Unit in Uxbridge.

Mr Evans moved to Hindhead in 1979 as a Scout leader, with interests very much in traditional Scouting, particularly camping.

He has 25 week-long summer camps with the Scouts under his belt, and for many years hiked with older Scouts along the South Downs Way in February.

He gained his Queen’s Scout Award in 1976, which he received from Lord Baden Powell, the grandson of the Scouts’ founder, Lord Baden Powell of Gilwell.

Mr Evans was awarded the Silver Acorn in 2009, for specially distinguished services to Scouting.