The Rotary Club of Salford with Swinton has recognized the exceptional service given, over many years, by local Scout Leader Phil Rigby, the Camp Manager of Middlewood Scout Camp , Worsley , by awarding to him a “Paul Harris Fellowship”.
Paul Harris was the founder of Rotary International in 1905, in Chicago, just 2 years before Lord Baden Powell held the very first experimental Scout camp on Brownsea Island in August 1907.
Today, in memory of their Founder, Rotary Clubs recognize excellence by the presentation of the prestigious “Paul Harris Fellowship”
Graham Jackson, President of Salford with Swinton Rotary Club made the presentation at a recent ceremony at Middlewood Scout Camp.
“The Rotary Club made the award in recognition of Phil’s dedication and tireless service to Scouting and his exemplary leadership qualities in providing excellent camping facilities for many local young people over the years and ,as a result, he has helped mould the character of many of our local young people”