As announced in HM the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, John Cadman has been Awarded the British Empire Medal for Service to young people in Merseyside. John has been a Scout Leader for over 50 years, supporting 10,000 people in 145 communities across Merseyside.

John is a Deputy County Commissioner of Merseyside Scouts after starting as a scout leader in 1971. He then took on responsibility with roles in Sefton East (Altside) and then whole of Merseyside. John helped promote the “Explorer Belt” award and other international adventures for which he has encouraged 107 adventures overseas for 2,213 people, allowing them to experience other cultures and make choices with responsibility.

John has said: “I’m very humbled and truly overwhelmed by all the comments received from so many people. It’s amazing to feel so appreciated for doing something that I enjoy, not just as an individual but as part of a team (many teams) of fantastic volunteers who are all equally as deserving as I. So a big thanks to you all, without the things you all do, I wouldn’t have received this Honour.”

Congratulations John, very well deserved!