Tonight I was out again - at another celebration and recognition of achievements. This "slip of a girl" is Carrie Gibson who conquered Everest last month, the 5th Scottish woman to hold that distinction. Carrie is a leader in our local Scout group so its been wonderful celebrating with her in lots of different ways since she returned from Nepal.
Tonight, at the opening of a Scout centenary exhibition she was presented with a silver acorn, a prestigious Scouting award.
However, I was surprised and delighted to be presented, at the same ceremony, with a Scouts thanks badge, thanking me for the district services of celebration I have helped to put together. I shall wear it with pride.