Eileen Galling, BCAc
Eileen has devoted 62 years of service to Scouting and became a cub assistant then Leader age 16. She instructed the Cubs at Royal Air Force Stations throughout the UK and in Weymouth where she now has her family home, she became leader of the Friday club for young people.
Most adults take an interest in youth activities only while their own children are of appropriate age. Not only did Eileen become interested in the well-being and training of young people when she was little more than a child herself, she has continued untiringly and determinedly to maintain her unselfish and public-spirited attitude to this day. During all her 62 years (and counting) not only in scouting but in other community organisations such as St John Ambulance, Youth Groups, Royal Air Force Association, she has excelled at aiding and influencing other people. She has done her utmost to bring up her own children and those of others to be good citizens and a value to the community in general.
‘Her organisational skills and infectious sense of humour has undoubtedly benefited all who have enjoyed her company – a true community citizen’.
One of her proudest moments was meeting Lord & Lady Baden-Powell. She has been widely recognised by the scout group and is clearly revered as a valued volunteer.
Nominated by: Anthony Johnson