Helpful Honiton handyman husband is given award for service to town’s Scouts

A helpful Honiton handyman husband has been thanked for his service and dedication to the town’s Scout group.

Ray Turner, married to Honiton Scout leader Helen, was presented with a certificate of thanks by Nancy Craven, the newly-appointed East Devon Scouts District Commissioner, in recognition of his DIY and gardening help to benefit the group.

Sue Wright, who recently finished her training as Beaver leader, was awarded a ‘wood badge’ of beads – a tradition dating back to 1919.


Ray Turner was thanked for his good service and dedication.


The badge awarded to Ray Turner.


Sue Wright was presented with a wood badge after she passed her Beaver leader training.

Helen Turner, 1st Honiton Scout Group leader, congratulated the pair on their awards.

She said: “Ray was awarded his for his good service to the Scout group.

“I would be lost without my husband’s help with all the little jobs that need doing in the hall and garden.

“I have been in Scouting for many years and he has always been there to lend a hand with whatever needs doing.

“The Scout group would truly be lost without his help.”

She added: “Sue gained her wood beads for completing all of her training as a Beaver leader.

“Sue has put in a lot of hard work to gain these so its brilliant that she can now wear them with pride.”


Nancy Craven, East Devon Scouts District Commissioner.

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