Two of Wansdyke’s longest-serving adult leaders received special awards at a recent ceremony.

John Sharp, district treasurer, received the Silver Wolf, the unrestricted gift of the Chief Scout for “services of the most exceptional character”; and Graham Dix, a Beaver Leader with First Midsomer Norton Ottawa Colony, received the Bar to the Silver Acorn for “further specially distinguished services.”

The higher awards for service are made annually by The Scout Association to commemorate St George’s Day, and are in addition to those made for length of service. Both men have been involved with Scouting locally for a number of years.

District Commissioner, Tina Curtis, said: “Both John and Graham have devoted a very large part of their lives to providing Scouting to many young people in Wansdyke, and I am proud to have them as part of my team. They are both truly deserving of these awards and I hope that they will continue to be such incredible assets to Scouting.”

The awards were presented by The Lord-Lieutenant of the City and County of Bristol, Peaches Golding OBE.