New Solihull Mayor’s Sea Scout announced - The Solihull Observer

New Solihull Mayor’s Sea Scout announced

Solihull Editorial 27th Oct, 2022   0

THE NEW Mayors Sea Scout was announced at Arden school this week, as the Mayor of Solihull, Coun Ken Meeson, visited the 4th Knowle Sea Scout Explorers.

Explorer Scout Jessica Whitehill has been awarded the role, and will accompany the Mayor at official events.

In this long-standing tradition that a member of the 4th Knowle Sea Scout Explorers is appointed as the Mayors Sea Scout

This year’s event saw the 4th Knowle group perform a colours ceremony, before the Solihull Mayor was invited to inspect the Scouts and Explorers, alongside the Leader of the Explorers, Richard Hawker.

Around 65 Sea Scouts (aged 11-14) and Explorers (aged 14-18) attended the event.

Jessica aged 17, from Knowle has just started her final year at Solihull Sixth Form College.

She was presented with the Mayor’s Sea Scout trophy, a neck scarf bearing the borough crest and a ‘Mayor’s Sea Scout’ ribbon band to replace the ‘Sea Scout’ band on her naval hat.

The Mayor of Solihull said: “I was delighted to hand over the trophy to Jessica and congratulate her on becoming my Sea Scout.”

“I understand Jessica has demonstrated a significant commitment to the Scouting Movement, particularly in respect of water sports and recently qualified as a Young Leader having completed all her training and supporting Sea Scout’s Beaver section for the last year, and look forward to her accompanying me on forthcoming events over my Mayoral year.

“I’ve a lifelong association with the scouting movement so I am doubly proud of this long tradition of the Mayor’s Sea Scout.

“I hope over my Mayoralty I will be able to promote the work of the scouts, guides, cadets and all the other groups that give children and young people such positive life experiences.”

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