It’s nice to be appreciated.

Last night was our Scout group’s AGM. It is one of the few times during the year when we get all three sections (Scouts, Cubs and Beavers) together and it’s always nice to hear the report given by each section leader about what they’ve done. I wasn’t having a very good day yesterday so tried to cry off, but my Beaver leader encouraged me to try and make it.

Once our Group Scout Leader and committee chairman had given the opening speeches Keo, the Beaver leader, stood up and began to speak. She explained that they wanted to take a moment to acknowledge a leader who was going to be departing for foreign shores, it was at this point that I started to understand why she’d been so insistent that I was there. She said some lovely things which made me cry, and then one of the Beavers presented me with these:

and said “Thank you for being Tic-Tac” which again made me a little misty eyed.

After the meeting had finished everyone mingled with a cuppa and leaders from the other sections came to ask about my future plans. It was lovely that they were all interested in what I was going to be doing, it made me realise how much I’m going to miss them all when I go. I was already thinking about planning ways I could keep in touch with the Beavers, after last night I know it’s definitely something I’m going to be doing.

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