40 years of service to Scouting marked

Matt and Phyllis at the 1st Billingshurst HQ

Matt and Phyllis at the 1st Billingshurst HQ

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1st Billingshurst Parbrook Cub pack were recently joined by representatives from across West Sussex for a special presentation.

In recognition of her 40 years of service, Phyllis Gravett (Raksha) received the County Commissioner’s commendation from Deputy County Commissioner Matt Pike.

Matt noted that Phyllis had made a significant contribution to Scouting in the area, both as a Cub leader at 1st Billingshurst and as District Badge Secretary having originally volunteered as a parent helper when her son Clive joined the Cubs.

Phyllis said: “They asked for helpers so I volunteered. It doesn’t seem that long ago but I suppose 40 years is a long time really.”

1st Billingshurst Group Scout Leader, Glyn Pullen, said “We’re really pleased that the County has decided to recognise Raksha’s long service. We have a big waiting list of young people trying to get into our group and always need more adult volunteers - although you don’t have to sign up to do 40 years.”

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