We’re immensely proud to announce that Dan Reynolds and Andy Blundell from Mynydd Isa Scout Group have been awarded the Commissioner’s Commendation by Area Lead Volunteer, Kevin Field. This recognition comes after their courageous involvement in a road traffic incident, demonstrating the life-saving impact of first aid knowledge.

While travelling in their Scout Minibus, they encountered a severe car accident. With quick thinking, they used their first aid training to manage the scene, provide essential care to the injured, and coordinate with emergency services until professional help arrived.

This incident underscores the importance of first aid training. Even basic skills can make a monumental difference in emergencies, potentially saving lives and providing crucial assistance in critical moments.

Their actions reflect the values of courage, composure, and community service we cherish in Scouting. Their actions really emphasis our Skills for Life. We commend Dan and Andy for their bravery and are inspired by their example.

First aid is more than a skill; it’s a form of preparedness that empowers individuals to act in times of need. Let’s all take a moment to appreciate the value of these skills and consider how we can contribute to the safety and well-being of our communities.

We wish all those involved a speedy recovery.

Kevin Field, Area Lead Volunteer, with Andy Blundell and Dan Reynolds (Photot: Kevin Field)
Kevin Field, Area Lead Volunteer, with Andy Blundell and Dan Reynolds with Dan Campbell, Flintshire District Lead Volunteer (Photot: Kevin Field)