Every year on February 22, we take some time to commemorate the history of Scouts and thank the volunteers who make it possible. This week – after what’s frankly been a bit of a rubbish year – we want to double the amount of gratitude we show.
We’d like everyone – volunteers, young people and parents/careers – to join us by celebrating #ThankTwo. It’s easy to get involved – all we ask is that you show your gratitude and thank two people and/or groups of people. These people can be fellow members who’ve kept Scouting despite the setbacks, volunteers who’ve organised Scouts meetings, and/or heroes of your local community.
We’re asking you to give your chosen heroes prime spot on your windows. We’ve created a couple of templates which you can download below, decorated at home, then show off your designs and highlight the two people you want to thank by displaying the signs in your window. That way, everyone who walks pass will know who’s gone above and beyond in your community.
You can download Thank You poster templates below or at scouts.org.uk/thank-you
A message of thanks from the Group Scout Leader
In the spirit of the Thank Two campaign, as the Group Scout Leader and as a parent, I want to publicly thank all of our leaders and adult supporters for all that they have done to keep 3rd Chalkwell Bay alive over the past year.
With the concerted efforts and commitment of the leader team, and against all the odds, we still managed to deliver a programme to our youth members. Without our adult supporters, Executive Committee members, Active Support members, administrators and fundraisers we could not have maintained the governance of the Group, prepared for events this year, or delivered a sailing programme. Both of these distinct groups of people have ensured retention of our youth membership, whilst taking significant steps to improve the facilities we have, which is nothing less than fantastic.
As always, I feel I should state that I am so proud to be part of such a fantastic Sea Scout Group and honoured to lead a team of volunteers that consistently achieves; so much so that they were all recognised last year by HM The Queen with the Queens Award for Voluntary Service.
Group Scout Leader