A number of top awards have recently been presented to adult volunteers across the Region including the three awards below. Many Congratulations to everyone who has received awards.  

Rob Whitelaw – Bar to the Silver Acorn  

Rob Whitelaw was recently awarded the Bar to the Silver Acorn  

Rob has been a leader for over 30 years and for the past six years has been District Commissioner in Edinburgh North East, until his tenure recently came to an end. He has provided inspiring leadership to the whole District, all done with a huge amount of cheerfulness and positivity and involving a large amount of time commitment.. Rob also has wider influence within the Region as a go-to person for advice from other District Commissioners and the Regional Commissioner due to his experience and thoughtfulness. Rob is also the Group Scout Leader at 101st Edinburgh North East group and a District Training Advisor. Rob has been GSL at 101st for 20 years and the group has consistently been seen as one of the most stable groups largely due to Rob’s steady hand.  

Alan Willoughby

Alan has given 45 years of sterling service to Scouting in Edinburgh Area, South East Region and Scouts Scotland. In his many roles, his commitment, enthusiasm, knowledge, skills and experience have encouraged and supported the Scouting Community, and all his friends will be delighted to learn that his work has been awarded him the Silver Wolf. This is the highest award made by The Scout Association in the UK “for services of the most exceptional character.” It is an unrestricted gift of the Chief Scout and so richly deserved for a lifetime of adult service.

Mike Grainger – Silver Wolf 

Mike has given outstanding service to South East Scotland Scouts. He personifies the active in “Active Support Unit” and is unique given that he is a member of all three of the Region’s ASUs at Bonaly Scout Centre, Longcraig Scout Centre and the Edinburgh Gang Show. He has also been involved with Scouting at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and the Kid’s Out events organised by Edinburgh Rotary. Whilst he offers a broad range of practical skills in these roles, it is his commitment to our young members to develop their skills for life that sets Mike apart. This has been recognised by the Chief Scout who has awarded Mike the Silver Wolf for service of a most exceptional nature.