2004 St Georges Day Awards
Sheila Stinton (Raksha)
Bar to Silver Acorn
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Our President Sheila Stinton has been awarded a Bar to the Silver Acorn. This has been awarded to reflect her continued service to scouting as PG.
Sheila first became involved with the Cub section in Jan 1972, due to a shortage of helpers when her son Murray joined the pack. Her late husband Fred was a PG Cub, Scout and Rover. In Feb 1973 on completion of her training she was awarded her Wood Badge at that time she became Akela. She was presented with her Long Service Award in 1988 and a Medal of Merit for services to scouting in 1989. Sheila also encouraged her daughter Erica to become a leader; she was a Maidenhead District leader for many years. Sheila was Akela until April 1995 when due to age restrictions had to give up her warranted status.
In recognition of many years of dedicated scouting she was awarded the Silver Acorn in 1995. At that time she took on the Roll of Honorary Scouter and became an assistant with the Cub Pack and in 1996 also started assisting with the Beaver Colony known as Raksha and has also continued to direct the annual Pantomime.
In 1998 she was awarded a Bar to the Long Service Award.
Now having completed 32 years in Scouting at Pinkneys Green she has been awarded a Bar to the Silver Acorn in the St Georges Day awards for 2004.
The County Commisioner Hamish Stoutpresented Sheila with her Award at the Group AGM on Wednesday 12th May 2004.