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Bruce Memorial Prize for Inspiring Others

Lt Commander Henry Bruce V,RN(R’td) JP

Memorial Award

This award provides 2 annual prizes, one to an adult and one to a young person (under 25 years) with a Scouting appointment in Hampshire, who have inspired and encouraged others in Scouting. This could be over a period of time or a “one off” event.

The award is a trophy and an award of £50. The winners will be selected by a committee from the Hampshire County Youth Council and the awards will be presented during our Annual review which is held along with our County AGM in June each year.

To give you an idea on the sort of people to nominate the 2013 winners were;-

Young person – Mel Cooper, a cub from 6th Gosport Group with Cystic Fibrosis. Her Akela Lisa Reade said;- Whilst many young people would give up, Mel always keeps battling on, when other Cubs complain that we have walked too far, she’s still going, despite her reduced lung capacity and the effect CF has on her everyday life.

Mel is bright and bubbly, and has never once complained about how unfair her condition is. She throws herself into every activity on offer and is comfortable leading the other cubs. Mel is never afraid to make herself heard.  

We are all incredibly proud of Mel, what she gives to the pack and the way she refuses to let this life limiting illness beat her. She lives life to the full, thrives on adventure, and is a wonderful Cub Scout.

The adult award went to Dave Young, who runs two scout groups, 1st Sarisbury Scouts on a Wednesday Evening and Minkies, Fareham West Explorers on a Friday evening as well as regular weekend camps. He has run both groups for about 7/8 years.

He has always put his scouts before himself, organising camps, one day activities and evenings that we want to take part in – nothing was ever too much work for him to sort out! We have been to Wales climbing the Brecon Beacons, Canoeing down the River Severn and dragged a trek cart all-round the new forest.

Please complete the Lt_Cmdr_Bruce_Award_Application_Form_2014 with as much information on the person as possible, and return to the Hampshire Scout County Office by the end of May.

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