From the DC’s Postbag!

Our District Commissioner Steve, has recently received two letters from people outside of Scouting, about a couple of events that have happened within the District and he would like to share them.

The first one is from Mr. Ian Dudson, the Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire, regarding Castle Capers.

Jane and I thoroughly enjoyed the evening and we both thank you personally for hosting us so diligently.

The performance was excellent and you clearly have some very talented individuals – both young and not so young.

The commitment shown by all of you, as adult volunteers to give young people such development opportunities is wonderful and we thank and congratulate you all.

It was also very good of you to give us the opportunity of saying a few words and expressing our appreciation to the cast after the show.

This year’s show was a fitting tribute to celebrate 40 years and we are most grateful to have been able to see it.

With our best wishes

The Lord-Lieutenant is the Queen’s representative in Staffordshire.

The second letter Steve received was from Mrs. Glenda Lockley, who is the Division President of Girlguiding Newcastle, about the six Scouts from the District who went to the Windsor Parade after gaining their Queen’s Scout Awards.

On behalf of Girlguiding Newcastle Division, would you please pass on our sincere congratulations to the six Scouting Members who have recently been presented with the Queen’s Scout Award.

As with the Queen’s Guide Award, it requires dedication and commitment to achieve such a prestigious award and we are sure that you are all very proud of these young people, just they as they and their parents are also very proud.

Congratulations must also be extended to the Scouters who have helped and encouraged these six Members along the way – well done!

It is nice to see that the achievements of the people in Castle Capers and the Queen’s Scouts are recognised by people outside of Scouting.

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