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Volunteer Shirley Oddie celebrates reaches 28 years of service to Scouts!

Date: 16th Nov 2021 Author: Jon Nutten

A volunteer at Brindle St.Joseph’s Scout Group is celebrating reaching the milestone of 28 years in service to Scouts and the local community!

Shirley Oddie (from Lostock Hall) has been a volunteer at the Scout group since 1993. During that time Shirley has held several roles first starting as a Beaver Leader, before becoming the group’s Treasurer and occasional helper for the last 3+ years.

Volunteer Shirley Oddie celebrates reaches 28 years of service to Scouts!
Volunteer Shirley Oddie celebrates reaches 28 years of service to Scouts!

Congratulating Shirley on her 28 years’ service to supporting young people, adult volunteers and the local community:

June Holt, District Lead Volunteer, said: “It is inspiring that Shirley has volunteered for Brindle St.Joseph’s Scout Group for so many years and that her efforts, energy, and team-working in her community, have led to so many young people enjoying Scouts and learning Skills For Life. We are incredibly grateful to Shirley, and we want to offer her our sincere thanks and a huge congratulations on reaching such an amazing milestone.”

Stacy Valentine, the Group Lead Volunteer, said: “The leaders are really going to miss Shirley, she has been ace! Helping on several camps, parades and supporting young people and volunteers over the years. She will miss by us all and we would like to thank her for all her help and support over the years. We hope she enjoys her well-deserved retirement.”

Volunteer Shirley Oddie celebrates reaches 28 years of service to Scouts!
Volunteer Shirley Oddie celebrates reaches 28 years of service to Scouts!

Volunteering at Scouts isn’t just about changing young people’s lives. It’s about doing something that’s #GoodForYou too. Good for your health and happiness, good for developing skills, and good for making friends.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls