Unsung Hero Award for ‘little joker’ Alfie Lamport 

Unsung Hero Award for ‘little joker’ Alfie Lamport

Chief Scout’s Unsung Heroes 2021 announced | News | Scouts

Alfie Lamport, aged 7 and a member of 11th Farnham Beavers Group has won a Chief Scouting Unsung Hero Award 2021 for telling daily jokes and making people smile throughout COVID-19 and especially during lockdown.

The Chief Scout’s Unsung Heroes Award is an annual scheme that recognises 20 Scouts aged 6-24 who have shown Scout values, courage, kindness and a ‘never give up spirit’. Scouts received over 300 nominations this year and Alfie Lamport was handpicked by Chief Scout, Bear Grylls to receive an award at The Bear Grylls Adventure, indoor and outdoor activity centre at The NEC Birmingham on 8 October 2021.

Alfie started telling daily jokes back in May 2020 for Mental Health Awareness Week and in doing so raised funds for Mind, however he didn’t stop there. Keen to keep on making people laugh he continued telling jokes every Friday with his #FabFriday jokes throughout the summer. He then, dressed as an elf, told daily #ChristmasCrackers throughout Advent and raised funds for his school, Badshot Lea Village Infant School. He now shares his humour on radio, every Friday on BBC Radio Surrey and in total has raised nearly a thousand pounds for charity just from telling jokes.

Austin Tolkien, 11th Farnham Beavers Group Leader said: “Alfie fully deserves this award and is an inspiration to others. The pandemic hasn’t been easy for any of us but Alfie’s dedication and enthusiasm to keep making people smile is never ending.”

Gemma Ball, Headteacher at Badshot Lea Village Infant School said: “Alfie is quite simply a little star! We are so proud of him and all his efforts to simply try and make people laugh and feel good by just telling one liners!”

Alfie Lamport said: “I was so shocked to win this award and to get to meet Chief Scout, Bear Grylls was amazing. I love telling my jokes and hope I can continue to brighten up everyone’s day by telling lots more.”

To hear Alfie’s jokes, you can search for ‘Alfie Lamport’ on YouTube https://youtu.be/6rvcIaxYdtYor listen to them live every Friday from 6pm on Joe Talbots show on BBC Radio Surrey.

Chief Scout’s Unsung Heroes 2021 announced | News | Scouts

Cub Scout and Beaver Scout Fun Day Thank you

So, on Saturday 2nd October 2021 160 Cub Scouts descended on Garners Field followed by 85 Beaver Scouts on Sunday 3rd October 2021 all in the name of FUN.

Mission Successful – even with the most horrible weather, the Cubs love it, pillow fighting in the rain is a sight to see.  Both days we had happy, happy children. (some a bit wet…0

Behind every fun day there is a team of dedicated but now exhausted volunteers who have been planning, building, co-operating and running activities, setting up, maintaining and clearing up.

Nicky Clements, ADC Cub Scouts planned the Cubs day with help from Amanda Morgan, District Cub Leader  and ran the day with her site team, Davis Clements, Ollie Morgan and Gary Thain providing the template for the Beaver Day. Thank you without your help the weekend would not have happened.

Thank you Gill Snedden who not only catered for volunteers on Saturday, with leftovers for Sunday but also an evening ‘BBQ’ for the Cubs,

Every Pack and every Colony provided an activity run by leaders and any volunteers they could muster – again planning and work before the event as well as setup and clear way.   I know the 12th(Wrecclesham) were building the runway throughout the weekday evenings to get it ready in time.

Across the weekend we also had;

Tongham Hotshots running shooting

A raft of permit holders running Rafting

District Archery permit holders running Archery

The newly trained Tomahawk team teaching 6 to 10.5 year old to throw metal ‘angels’ and axes.

SASU members also supported bases, oversaw the assault course and generally filled in some gaps.

(Every activity has a Risk Assessment)

Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you

Yours in Scouting