As I’m sure you’ve seen, we have had the Peace Light of Bethlehem again. On the 18th December, the Rev. Trudie and I travelled to the Church of St Anne and the Blessed Dominic at Sutton, St Helens to collect the Peace Light of Bethlehem. We were made very welcome by everyone, especially Stephane Topping who organises the distribution. I was pleased to meet other Scouts and their Leaders. The Service was again very moving.
On Thursday we held a Service in our Church which everyone enjoyed. It was made even more special by a Group of Ukrainian Scouts. They had not been able to attend the distribution at St Helens and came to us to collect the Light. The photograph shows them, with Michael and myself after the Service.
A benefit of this is that we are establishing a link with this Group and hope it will help our young members with the International section of our programme.
I was delighted to present Paul Raine and Dave Saunders with their Silver Wolf awards and Peter North with his Bar to the Silver Acorn award. We wish them well on their trip to Windsor this year