WHEN Janet Nicholson’s sons were in the Langholm Cubs and she took on the role of treasurer, she never imagined she’d be in the post for 31 years.
Janet, who has now retired three years later than planned, was given a rousing farewell by the whole group and its leaders.
She said: “It has been a pleasure to see Scouts go on many trips and jamborees, including Blair Scout camps, Switzerland, Japan and this year to America.
“I intended to retire three years ago but felt it would be inappropriate to leave a new treasurer to fundraise for the World Jamboree because it costs £4,000 each.
“They and their families and the Scout Group have raised this considerable amount in less than a year, for which they deserve praise.
“I look forward to reading in the paper of their adventures and wish the group all the best for the future.”
Duncan Millar, leader, said: “Janet has been treasurer since her own boys came through the group and hundreds of other young people have been part of it.
“She has steered many leaders in the correct direction and we, as well as the young people, are grateful.
“We would all like to express our gratitude to Janet for all she has done for us.
“This summer three Langholm Explorers are going to the World Jamboree in the USA.
“Cameron Greer, Cerys Gough and Ciaran Ferrie have worked very hard at their fundraising. We also have Emily who has recently joined us from Annan.
“The group have worked hard to raise money but no more than the Explorers and their families.
“None of this would have been possible without the community’s support. We thank you very much for your help and your continued support. I have no doubt all four will have a fantastic time.”