Chris Buss – Moving … to Cornwall

Most of Chris’ past 50 years have been spent with 1st Eaton Socon Scout Group from being a Cub, Scout and Venture Scouts and his journey as a leader. A leader for 37 years, 29 of them in the group. These includes 12 years as a Venture Scout Leader in the (then) new Unit, started with his wife Marilyn, and the last nine as Group Scout Leader.

Chris has brilliant memories of his time as a participant at the very 1st Camjam in 1990 and as a leader in Hinchingbrooke District “from the honky days of leadership 1 training to 222 (Treble two) expeditions and various 15 minute patrol challenges as a Scout, Venture and leader. The trips to HMS Belfast and the nuclear bunker were loved by all involved.”

Whilst COVID-19 restrictions prevented a proper farewell bash, Chris hopes to return for one over the coming year or so.

Chris was presented with an engraved tankard by the group.

Aidan Joy, Hinchingbrooke’s District Commissioner, was delighted to visit Chris’ final meeting as Group Scout Leader, on 21 October, before retirement in Cornwall. Aidan presented Chris with a Commissioners’ Commendation, a Gerber multi-tool and gave a “heads up” that approval has been given for the issue of The Scout Association’s “Award for Merit” for outstanding service.

Aidan added “on behalf of all the young people that Chris had supported, encouraged and inspired over the last 37 years, we would like to say a huge thankyou for everything Chris has done for scouting in the local area”.