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Diamond Jubilee Tree Planting

To mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, a special day was held at Everton Camp on Saturday 21st April

Over 130 members from across all section and Groups of our District gathered for a memorial day when a ‘royal oak’ which has been brought on from a seed taken from Great Windsor Park was planted by our Lord Lieutenant Guy Clark. Other special guests included local MP Ian McKenzie, his wife Alison and our Regional Commissioner Graeme Kinnear.

The young people were given the opportunity to gain their Environmental Partnership Award by taking part in activities including Nest building, building bird boxes, tree repairs, bird feeders, making hanging baskets for the lodge and church (as well as a couple for the Inverkip Community ), Woodland log book, Floral display at Church area, clear up of woods, clear up of site, making Queen’s birthday cup cakes and Union Flag bunting.

Time was also found to enjoy the fun of the Zip Slide and the Crate Climb

The opportunity was taken to present a various number of Awards  and certificates.

Regional Commissioner Graeme Kinnear present the Silver Acorn to John Blair who is a very long serving member of the 6th Group (1st Gourock).

Joyce Calder GSL of the 10th Greenock & District presented a Certificate

Depute DC and ADC (Training) Shirley Cairney presented Wood beads to young leaders.

District Chairman Ronnie McEwan presented District Treasurer with a service award

M.P. Ian McKenzie presented Belt Buckles to two young leaders

The final presentation was by the Lord Lieutenant Guy Clark who presented the Queen Scout Award to brothers Matthew and Dominic both members of the 32nd Group.

The main feature of the day was the planting of the ‘Royal Oak’ by Lord Lieutenant Guy Clark.

The bring a day which included typical Greenock weather to a conclusion, all the young people were presented with the Environmental Partnership Award.



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