A life long Scout

Jim Gilbert
Jim Gilbert

Long serving scout leader Jim Gilbert retires this month from the 76th Scout Group, who meet at the Cornerstone Ellesmere.

Jim, who turns 70 in January, has been in the scout movement since the age of 8. He took on an assistant leadership role in April 1960, and has been the group leader at Ellesmere since 1982.

Now working along side 3 other scout leaders, Jims role has been as much on the admin side as the activities, but the kids look forward to his sessions because they are so much fun - ranging from making water powered rockets, to swimming and climbing as well as gaining the all important badges.

A string of awards have been given to Jim because of his long service, and he has be instrumental in raising funds and keeping the group going. He will be missed by everyone but has promised to come back and visit now and again.

Jim's last session will be on 17th December at 7.30pm, anyone who has been involved in the 76th Scouts over the years is welcome to come along on the night.

76th Scout is open to boys and girls aged 10 ½ to 14 ½ . Come along any Friday 7.30-9.30pm, Cornerstone building Carwood Road, to find out more.

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