All sections spent an enjoyable evening at the Methodist Church on Selby Lane for the annual Carol Service. Their was standing room only. The flags were paraded in marking the start of the service.
The Beavers had their own part to play as they held up cards with letters on spelling out Christmas. Each card had a phrase on the back that they read out. The Cubs then had a reading, as did the Scouts and Explorers that explained the significance of the ‘Christingle’
The speakers from the Sections explained that
- The orange, represents the world
- The red ribbon wrapped around it represents the blood of Christ,
- Sweets on cocktail sticks , represents the fruits of the earth and the four seasons.
- A candle pushed into the centre of the orange, then lit, represents Jesus Christ as Light of the World.
As carols were sung the candles on every ones Christingle was lit and prayers said. Then a representative from Rainbows Hospice came to thank the Scouts for their effort in the Keyworth post ,that was raising money for the hospice.
Awards were presented to:-
Graham Finch for 10 years of service
Mark Baron for all his work as Chairman.
Graham Finch then gave out the Scout of the year award, this year going to Jack. The Endeavour award was won by Harry. Finally Duke of Edinburgh Certificates were awarded to Rory (Bronze), Alfie (Bronze), Patrick (Silver) and Aidan (Silver).
A big thank you to Reverend Simon Rose and the staff at the Methodist Church for their warm welcome together with tea and biscuits after the service.