A very special award has been made to a very special gentleman. The Silver Wolf, the highest honour of the Scout Association, has been bestowed on Mr John Corry, for services to Scouting ‘of the most exceptional nature’.
Simply known as ‘Akela’ to generations of Cubs at the 10th Belfast, John also rendered distinguished service as Group Scout Leader and as a commissioner in East Belfast district. When life returns to normal, something more sociable will mark the occasion, but in the meantime, here’s a short video of John with a few of those who feel honoured to call him a friend…
Silver Wolf holder and tenth legend Mike Loder (and his military ADC for the weekend) met Bear Grylls the Chief Scout, at Windsor Castle on the occasion of the national Queen’s Scout parade in the presence of The Queen, 29 April 2012. Check out the 10th’s video tribute to Mike and photos of his day at Windsor Castle below.
Mike on sentry duty for HM The Queen (who is chatting just over his shoulder) at Windsor castle, St George's Day parade
Mike with his military escort at "The Guardsman" statue, Windsor
With the Colours of the Coldstream Guards
Mike in the Officers' Mess of the Coldstream Guards at Windsor. Even the Chief Scout doesn't get in here!
Mike out on the "club" scene - at the place where news of victory at the battle of Waterloo was brought to London in 1815
Mike having dinner in the East India Club, Pall Mall
Mike Loder - the Queen's next door neighbour (Buckingham Palace other side of the trees)
Following months of behind-the-scenes development, the 10th have a brand new website! The site’s design was inspired by the rich and diverse history of the tenth, stemming back to 1910. The new site is to be informative yet collaborative. It will also be updated regularly with news articles coming through from the boys themselves and upcoming events will be added to the troop calendar.
The website offers information to those wishing to join the troop and for parents whose children may be interested in joining the tenth.
Former members of the tenth may enjoy reading through the history section or may spot themselves in the gallery which includes several video slideshows!
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