1st East Grinstead Scout Group
Centenary 1908 - 2008

1968 Pete Simmons  Award

Transcript of E G Courier 12 Dec 1968

MR. CHARLES MASON, Sussex County Scout Commission­er, presents 17-year-old Venture Scout Peter Simmons with a Silver Cross at East Court on Tuesday of last week. On the right is Michael Moon, also aged 17 who with Peter saved a man from drowning in the sea at Eastbourne in August.

Mr. Edgar Cooper, local dis­trict commissioner, Cr. Trevor Woodd, chairman of East Grinstead Rural Council, and several other councillors attended the meeting.

After the presentation slides were shown of the summer Janus Expedition to Loch Laggan, Aberdeenshire, organised jointly by Kent and Sussex Venture Scout and Ranger Guide units.

Assistant Venture Scout leader Michael Cooper and Mr. Brian Hallam gave a demonstration of artificial re­spiration by kiss-of-life methods used by Peter Simmons in the August rescue