Ian Canning – Silver Wolf
Ian Canning, Assistant Group Scout Leader of the 73rd Greenock and District Scouts has been awarded the Silver Wolf.
Ian has achieved over 50 years service with the 73rd and is still at the forefront of Greenock Scouting. Previously, he was awarded the Silver Acorn in 1996.
The Silver Wolf Award was introduced by Lord Baden-Powell and remains the Scout Association’s highest Award. It is only awarded ‘for service of an exeptional nature.’ It is not normally awarded until at least a Silver Acorn has been gained. In practice, this means that it is seldom awarded for less than 30 years’ service, although this is not always the case.
Accompanied by his wife Iris, Ian will travel to Windsor for the annual St. George’s Day Parade, Review of Queen Scouts and Service in St. George’s Chapel. In June, the official Presentation of Awards will take place at Hampden Park, Glasgow.
The service given by both Iris and Ian to Scoutingover a long number of years is quite remarkable.
District Commissioner of Greenock & District Scouts, David McCallum said:-
‘ Ian is a real stalwart of our District, having clocked up 50 years service. This award however is not for service alone but is awarded in recognition of what the individual does with that service. Ian has been at the helm of the 73rd Greenock & District Group, in the East End of Greenock, along with his wife Iris for many years. He has delivered services to Scouting of the most exceptional nature, shaping the lives of many hundreds of young people. We are all really proud of Ian, who is only one of four members locally to hold this top award’