A VETERAN Scout leader with more than six decades of experience was the guest of honour at a special St George’s Day Scout service.
Vernon Henry, 97, was invited to the service at St Mary’s of The Angel Church, in Hooten, involving Scout groups from Ellesmere Port and Willaston.
The resident at Aaron Court Care Home, on Princes Road, in Ellesmere Port, specialised in Sea Scouts and was a leader for 63 years in the district of North West Cheshire.
He wore his old Scout Leader cap for the service at St Mary’s Church, where he was greeted by dozens of young Scouts.
He said: “I enjoyed the speech at the service and watching the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts all singing.”
Lindsey Bevan, home manager at Aaron Court Care Home, said: “Vernon was absolutely thrilled to be invited to the St George’s Day Scout Service.
“More than six decades as a leader is a very long time and he has a lot of very fond memories. It was such a pleasure for him to rekindle his passion for something he spent most of his life involved in.
“A massive thank you to the Ellesmere Port and Willaston Scout groups for inviting him along.”