The second County Commissioner’s Reception of the year for Chief Scout’s Award Holders was held at the Guildhall in Leicester.
The Certificates were presented by Sir Ernest Oliver.

Above: Stuart Hall receives his Queen’s Scout Certificate, while John Preston awaits his turn. In the background is the County Commissioner,
Rod Essex and his wife Chris.

Right: As this was Rod’s last public event as County Commissioner, he was presented with a farewell gift of a shooting stick by his successor, Noel Freer.
In the background on the left is the Field Commissioner, Bud Shackleton, the A.C.C. Scouts, Barrie Percival and Mrs Shackleton. On the right are Rod’s two children.