Syston Scouts where out in force to support the annual Syston Carnival. The group ran a burger & hot dog stand, a coffee shop (With cakes!), a history of the group museum and the very popular crazy bikes! Where the rider had to peddle 10 foot on a specially adapted bike that altered your sense of balance making it a challenge to ride. Unfortunately nobody who tried it managed to do the 10 feet and win the £15 but some where very close. The band where also there preforming to the hundreds of people who came to the carnival.

Read Jacqui's Blog from the groups recent summer camp!
Susannah Harrison of Charnwood District Scout Network received a very unexpected surprise at 
NORJAM 2014. 

County Network Commissioner Phill Sparks took to the stage in ‘Flux’ the 11-17s bar at NORJAM, where Suzie has been volunteering, to present her with the Queen Scout Award
Pack. “I chose Flux as the best place to award Suzie her pack because where else can you reach 
and inspire the next generation of Queen Scouts.” 

The gathered crowd of participants, who were enjoying a live band, were unaware of the reason for 
Phill’s visit until he took to the stage and called Suzie forward. They cheered enthusiastically as she
stepped forward to join Phill on the stage.

“It’s a very unexpected surprise. It was really nice, the reaction of the crowd was sweet and gave 
some moral support! It was such a perfect way to present me with my award. I hope its 
encouraging for the young people who were here to see someone receive the award.”

Suzie was presented with her Certificate at the County Awards Evening in April and attended 
Windsor for the Celebration of Achievement this year.