Roger celebrating with his wife Joyce
It was with great delight that we heard the news that WBro Roger Flitcroft PAGDC had been awarded the MBE in the New Year Honour List for services to Scouting, the Samaritans and the Freemasons.
Roger has been involved with the Samaritans, Scouts and Freemasons over a number of years, is now set to receive an MBE at Buckingham Palace in 2016.
His connection with the counselling charity spans 20 years, he was eight years old when he joined the scouting movement and he has been a Freemason for 47 years.
Rogers first Scouting Appointment was in 1974 and he has continuously held appointments, both uniformed and Lay, since that date. He is currently the district Scout president and has previously served as district commissioner.
In 2007 he was awarded the Silver Acorn which is the highest adult Award in the Movement and the personal gift of the Chief Scout.
Roger says of his award: “I’m fully astounded to have been given an MBE and I never expected anything like it to happen to me.
“There are loads of other people who have done far more than me over the years in each of the three organisations I have been involved in.
“I suppose that I have been singled out because I have been involved in three areas for a long time.”
We congratulate Wbro Roger Flitcroft MBE PAGDC on this very well deserved award!