40 years of service to Scouting marked

Matt and Phyllis at the 1st Billingshurst HQ
Matt and Phyllis at the 1st Billingshurst HQ

1st Billingshurst Parbrook Cub pack were recently joined by representatives from across West Sussex for a special presentation.

In recognition of her 40 years of service, Phyllis Gravett (Raksha) received the County Commissioner’s commendation from Deputy County Commissioner Matt Pike.

Matt noted that Phyllis had made a significant contribution to Scouting in the area, both as a Cub leader at 1st Billingshurst and as District Badge Secretary having originally volunteered as a parent helper when her son Clive joined the Cubs.

Phyllis said: “They asked for helpers so I volunteered. It doesn’t seem that long ago but I suppose 40 years is a long time really.”

1st Billingshurst Group Scout Leader, Glyn Pullen, said “We’re really pleased that the County has decided to recognise Raksha’s long service. We have a big waiting list of young people trying to get into our group and always need more adult volunteers - although you don’t have to sign up to do 40 years.”

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