Heart of Ulverston awards - Ulverston scouts’ driving force nominated for award
Last updated at 10:33, Thursday, 25 July 2013
A SCOUT leader who has volunteered to take children on expeditions and camp trips for 26 years has been nominated for a Heart of Ulverston award.
Gavin Knott, 64, of Caraway Close, has been described as the driving force of scouting in the town.
He has overseen the expansion of the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts groups, organised breaks away and regularly hosts meetings at the scout hut at Dragley Beck, Priory Road.
Mr Knott said that he was shocked to discover that he had been nominated in the lifetime achievement category.
He said: “It was a huge surprise and I’m delighted to think that somebody has recognised my involvement.
“I do it because the children get so much out of it and make friends for life. It’s a real, great adventure for them.
“We take the children camping in the wind and rain, we do it whatever the conditions.”
Mr Knott, who owns the Appleseeds Health Store in Ulverston, says the secret to getting more parents involved in scouting is by approaching them face-to-face and giving them individual roles.
He said: “It’s challenging to run the clubs and get people volunteering. It’s so important to get parents to enjoy the experience as well.’’
He has three children, four grandchildren and previously lived in Canada.
Ian Charnley, of Southergate, Ulverston, nominated Mr Knott for his “enthusiasm and dedication” to scouting.
He said: “Gavin has been for many years the driving force behind scouting in Ulverston.
“Thousands of youngsters have benefited from Gavin’s enthusiasm and dedication.
“It’s no exaggeration to say that Gavin has kept the Scouting movement in Ulverston viable, almost single handedly.”
There are about 120 children involved in the Ulverston clubs.
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First published at 16:08, Tuesday, 02 July 2013
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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