Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

The MBE for volunteer groups

Nottinghamshire Scouts has been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The county was awarded with the honour, equivalent to the MBE and is the highest award that can be made to a voluntary group, on Thursday 2nd June 2022.

Notts Scouts were officially presented the Award in the form of a certificate signed by the Queen and a domed glass crystal on Wednesday 16th November 2022 at a special event held at The County Hall, Nottingham which was attended by Sir John Peace, Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire.

The assessors of the award were particularly impressed by not only the usual weekly activities. This focused on the Sherwood Charity Shop which raises money to fund the training of adult volunteers and provides a vital service to local residents. Then the remarkable water activity centre at Hoveringham, which ensures Scouts right across Nottinghamshire can experience adventurous activities on their doorstep. They noted the provision of subsidised meals to the elderly & vulnerable in the City. Finally they liked that Notts Scouts are one of only two charities that are able to put on a full weeks run at the Nottingham Theatre Royal, a fast moving variety show we all know as “Gang Show” next performing in March 2025.

Cover photo provided by Helen Boyd.