The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

Mersey Weaver District Scouts has been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

This highly prestigious award has been made in recognition of its work in ‘helping young people achieve personal development skills through events and activities’.

Mersey Weaver district was formed on the 1st January 2012 by the merger of North West Cheshire and Widnes Districts and the award recognises the contribution of the leaders and adults working with their local communities to provide a wide range of opportunities for young people to develop while enjoying the adventure of scouting.

District Commissioner John Duley commented that this was a great honour in particular as this has been awarded in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year and that all within the district should take great pride in the award and the service that it reflects.

“To say we are thrilled to receive this award would be a huge understatement. A vast amount of work goes on every week to provide young people with fun and adventurous activities – work that is provided entirely on a voluntary basis by a dedicated team of adult helpers,” he said.

“We are extremely proud of what this award represents and are delighted to have been honoured in this way.”