This afternoon our Scout Group the 11th Romford, celebrated its 60th anniversary with a service on church in the presence of Andrew Rosindell, MP for Romford, the District Commissioner for Scouts and other honoured guests. Following a presentation by the Group of the last 60 years led by Gary, Group Scout Leader,the District Commissioner presented a warrant to a new Scouter who then made her Scout Promise and he also presented a Jack Petchey Award to Hannah.
Andrew Rosindell presented the Group with a special framed citation and he also made a similar presentation to Father Martin for the congregation of St. Augustine’s, saying he would like to come to a Parish Mass in the near future to make the presentation personally.
Prayers were led by three members of the Group and Father Martin. After the blessing given by Father Mervyn, two verses of the National Anthem were sung and everybody adjourned to the hall for cake and tea, coffee or soft drinks and the cutting of the special 60th anniversary cake.