A Wrexham Scouts volunteer aged 93 was amongst fourteen others recognised for their service at a celebration held at Cox Wood campsite.

Malcolm Seller has been volunteering for almost 50 years – at 1st Wrexham, as Leader trainer, Gang Show producer, helping in the shop, District Chair and most recently as a campsite warden. His service to Scouting is truly exceptional and was recognised by the Chief Scout, Bear Grylls, with the highest adult award in Scouts, the Silver Wolf.

Lead Volunteer for Wrexham Scouts, David Morris, said: “While all our volunteers are very special to us, there are some who go that bit further doing additional tasks on top of their main roles. It’s the best bit of my job recognising and thanking these incredible people.”

“I’ve known Malcolm for many years and he’s such an amazing man. For many years he volunteered alongside his wife Gladys who sadly passed away far too early, and what a team they were. We’re proud to be Malcolm’s other family.”

The full list of those receiving awards:

  • 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 was presented with the Chief Scout’s 25 years Service Award.