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The Bailiwick of Guernsey Scout Association receives the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service
The Bailiwick of Guernsey Scout Association volunteers
The Scout Association in the Bailiwick supports young people from all walks of life to reach their full potential and become the best possible citizens of the future while having fun and learning skills for life. They are fully inclusive and totally embedded within the community taking part in a plethora of activities and having a profound impact on hundreds of children.
“It is a real honour for our volunteers to receive such fantastic recognition for all their hard work and commitment.”
Bailiwick Commissioner, Nick Paluch
The Bailiwick of Guernsey Scout Association is one of 281 charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups from across the United Kingdom to receive the prestigious award this year. The number of nominations and awards has increased year on year since the awards were introduced in 2002, showing that the voluntary sector is thriving and full of innovative ideas to make life better for those around them.
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service aims to recognise outstanding work by volunteer groups to benefit their local communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. Winners are announced each year on 2 June – the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation. Award winners this year are wonderfully diverse.
Representatives of the local Scout association will receive the award from Guernsey’s Lieutenant Governor, Vice Admiral Sir Ian Corder KBE CB at Government house during the Queen’s birthday reception in June.