A Mile a Day in May by May

Date: 10th Jun 2020 Author: Adam Williams

May Rowlands, a Cub at 1st Bomere Heath has been presented with a Commissioner’s Commendation following an incredible fundraising effort.

May had only recently moved up from Beavers, and had not even been invested as a Cub before the lockdown began. Nonetheless she has embraced Scouting from home taking part in the Jamboree on the Internet, uploading evidence for Badges at Home, and joining in with #TheGreatIndoors and the #HikeToTheMoon.

However it was the Hike to the Moon, along with Sir Tom Moore, that inspired May to do her own fundraising challenge of A Mile a Day in May by May. She smashed her original £100 target and has so far raised over £450 for #ChildrenInNeed.

It is this commitment and being a role model to other Cubs that has earned her the special Commissioner’s Award, which she can now wear on her uniform with great pride.

Nickie Phillips, District Commissioner – Shropshire Borders said “Congratulations May, I look forward to meeting you and extending my good wishes in person.” meanwhile Dexter Williams, County Commissioner – Shropshire described the achievement as a “perfect example of Scouting”.

The Hike to the Moon was part of The Scouts’ Great Indoors programme that has been released to support Scout Groups and Units as well as the public to continue to support young people develop important skills for life.

Well done May!

May’s Just Giving page: https://tinyurl.com/ybyjb2g4

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls