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7-year-old Beaver Scout receives Commissioner’s Commendation Award

Not even a pandemic was going to stop 7-year-old Jack from Dalton receiving a special award.

Jack has attended every last post ceremony he could at the Dalton cenotaph to commemorate the death of a Dalton soldier during the centenary year of WW1 and then went on to attend further last post events which were happening this year to commemorate the deaths of Dalton soldiers during WW2.

The sounding of the last post is held by Dalton Town Band on the day of a soldiers death at 7pm at the cenotaph.

In his mother’s words that she posted on a Facebook group: "he may only be 7 but he likes to pay his respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice."

Jane Thatcher, 1st Duddon Scout Group Leader said: "This to us embodies values we should strive to have as a Scout. So we nominated him for a Commissioner’s Commendation Award."

The Commissioner’s Commendation is a local award that can be used by any commissioners to recognise adult and youth members and non-members for their contribution to the Scouts. This award carries no set criteria and is illustrated by a purple knot. This award is worn in the same location on the uniform as other adult awards.

Well deserved Jack!

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