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Scouting brothers honoured for voluntary work

PUBLISHED: 14:07 13 August 2020 | UPDATED: 14:07 13 August 2020

Brothers Jasper and Fergus Barber have been awarded the Suffolk County Commissioners Commendation in recognition of their voluntary work and scout activities during lockdown. Picture: 14th Lowestoft

Brothers Jasper and Fergus Barber have been awarded the Suffolk County Commissioners Commendation in recognition of their voluntary work and scout activities during lockdown. Picture: 14th Lowestoft

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Two brothers from a Lowestoft scout group have been recognised with a top county award.

Brothers Jasper and Fergus Barber have been awarded the Suffolk County Commissioners Commendation in recognition of their voluntary work and scout activities during lockdown.

Jasper is an Explorer and Young Leader at the 14th Lowestoft and Fergus is a scout in the same troop.

The awards were presented at the weekly 14th Lowestoft online meeting by Mark Pearson County Commissioner, with the boys mother Alison – who is the Beaver Leader at the 14th Lowestoft – handing over the actual badges and certificates.

Scout Leader Richard Brabben said: “It was great to see two further youngsters from the 14th Lowestoft receive this special award, particularly for their voluntary work helping neighbours and elderly relatives with shopping, personal and household support since March, whilst continuing to take part in and deliver all their scouting challenges and activities.”

The brothers have become the second pair from the same Scout troop to receive this special honour after brother and sister Jake and Isabelle Ross were honoured with the special Commendation awards last month.

They have been camping out in the garden of their Lowestoft home since the start of May – and to date have clocked up almost 100 nights!


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