Peter bows out after decades in Scouting

February 28 2014

SCOUT leader Peter Hart is retiring after more than 28 years of service.

SCOUT leader Peter Hart is retiring after more than 28 years of service.
Peter has been involved in the Scout movement since the age of eight, when he joined St Mary's on the Quay Scouts and stayed with them until the age of 19.
When his eldest son became a Cub with the 104th St Bonaventure’s Scouts, a plea for volunteers enticed Peter back into Scouting.
After working alongside the 61st St Michael and All Angels Scouts for three years, Peter became a fully trained and warranted leader.
The two groups merged in 2005 to form the 1st Bishopston Bristol Scouts.
He has attended twenty six summer camps, taking young people away for week-long activities during the summer holidays, and other weekend and overnight camping trips.
He has gained qualifications over the years to run specialist activities and is a qualified instructor in rifle and pistol shooting, archery, sailing, canoeing and rafting.
In 2001, Peter Hart received the Medal of Merit for services to Scouting, and the Silver Acorn Award in 2011 for Specially Distinguished Service.
A spokesman from 1st Bishopston Bristol Scouts said: "It is with great sadness that the we will say goodbye to our Friday Scout Leader, Peter Hart.
"We congratulate him on his prestigious achievements and would like to extend our thanks for all his hard work and this well deserved recognition of his voluntary efforts."
The group is now looking for volunteers to run its Friday Scout Troop. Applicants do not need to have previous experience, just energy and enthusiasm.
All volunteers receive a full induction and ongoing training and support.
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Former Scout leader, Peter Hart