A Doncaster MP has paid tribute to a man who has given more than 70 years service to the scouting movement.
Pensioner Arthur Green is one of the oldest active members of the scouts in the country and earlier this year was awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
After he received the gong, Don Valley MP Caroline Flint said she was delighted the Queen had seen fit to award Arthur the BEM.
“Many people can recall being involved in the scouts as young boys, as Arthur was when he joined,” she said.
“Few can recall founding a scout group, as Arthur did with the 3rd Doncaster Rossington Scout Group, which is still going today. And fewer still can imagine contributing to the scout movement for over seven decades.
“It is fitting that Arthur’s contribution is now recognised nationally by Her Majesty the Queen.
“I believe that Her Majesty saw in Arthur Green, not just an exceptional scout, but an exceptional person and I hope he will treasure this honour for many years.”
Arthur has also researched and compiled a history of the Rossington Scouts.