Seven people submitted nominations for the Tony Jerram Award. At the 17th Annual General Meeting of the Society it was announced that this year’s award goes to Anne Poulter, who has run the Badsey Beavers (part of the Scout Association) for over 30 years.
The Chairman, Maureen Spinks read out what was written on a nomination form: “Anne is a natural leader and is totally dedicated to what she does. She brings enthusiasm, fun and is a very caring person. The children think she is fantastic and full of adventure! Anne has a great understanding of children and brings wider experience to Beavers and extra hidden skills that the children don’t get at school. She has the ability to relate to all ages and in her 37 years of Scouting has brought enormous benefit to so many lives and inspired so many people. Anne’s interpretation skills are invaluable for the work that is involved in the planning for the large variety of scouting badges that the children aim for during their time at Beavers. Anne is a great supporter of events in Wickhamford too. She is a member of St James’ Church, Badsey, and supports children’s and young people’s activities associated with the church and benefice.”
Anne was presented with her award by Mrs Barbara Jerram. Anne said that she was extremely honoured to receive the award and accepted it on behalf of all the scouting community.