Wrexham Scouts recently held an awards ceremony at Cox Wood campsite, recognising fourteen dedicated volunteers for their outstanding service. The highlight of the event was the presentation of the Silver Wolf award, Scouting’s highest adult honour, to 93-year-old Malcolm Seller.

Malcolm has dedicated nearly 50 years to Scouting, serving in various roles such as Leader Trainer, Gang Show Producer, Shop Assistant, District Chair, and Campsite Warden. 

Lead Volunteer for Wrexham Scouts, David Morris, praised Malcolm’s dedication, saying, “All our volunteers are special, but some go above and beyond. It’s an honour to recognise these incredible people. Malcolm has been a key figure in our community for many years.”

Kevin Field, Lead Volunteer for Clwyd Scouts, added, “Malcolm’s dedication and humility are truly inspiring. This event is a great reminder of why we do what we do.”

The Silver Wolf is only awarded for service of a most exceptional nature by the Chief Scout, Bear Grylls. It’s the highest adult award in Scouts.

Award recipients:

  • Malcolm Seller – Silver Wolf
  • Tony Grice – Bar to the Award for Merit
  • Bob Hodges – Bar to the Award for Merit
  • David Huyton – Bar to the Award for Merit
  • Paul Forret – Award for Merit
  • Angela Hardwell – Award for Merit
  • Mark Jones – Award for Merit
  • Dave Purrington – Award for Merit
  • Elizabeth Dodman – Chief Scout’s Commendation
  • Bethan Jones – Chief Scout’s Commendation
  • Mike Meadows – Chief Scout’s Commendation
  • Rachel Lacey – Chief Scout’s Commendation
  • Tanya Piggot – Chief Scout’s Commendation
  • Stuart Williams – Chief Scout’s Commendation
  • Dorothy Lesbirel – Chief Scout’s 25 Years Service Award

The ceremony was a chance to celebrate the dedication of volunteers who have devoted decades to Scouting. From the Silver Wolf to Chief Scout Commendations, each award highlights the hard work and commitment of these individuals.

Congratulations to all award recipients and thank you for your exceptional dedication to Scouting!