I am incredibly proud to announce that Laura Lambert has been awarded the highest adult award in Scouts for Meritorious Conduct by the Chief Scout, Bear Grylls.

The Medal for Meritorious conduct is a rare award that recognises volunteers who have shown great character and resilience combined with exemplary service to an exceptionally high standard.

Laura volunteers as a Cub Leader at 14th Widnes in Farnworth, a role she has always carried out diligently and with great enthusiasm. However, in 2017 she was rushed into hospital seriously ill with a life-threatening condition which turned out to be sepsis, resulting in life changing surgery.

Despite the challenges she faced, Laura, a self-determined Leader wanting to do her best for her Cubs decided that she wanted to get back to Cubs as soon as she possibly could. Towards the end of this challenging year, Laura gradually worked her way into resuming her role in the Pack despite the huge changes that had taken place in her life and five years later she continues to dedicate her time to give the young people in Farnworth opportunities to gain skills for life. It’s evident to all that her positivity and zest for scouting shines through as she manages to bring out the best in all her young members.

In addition to her Scouting, Laura her and her partner Charlie organise an annual Charity Ball to raise money for the Sepsis Trust and in the past five years they have raised an astonishing £25,915. Not one to stop there, Laura also started up a Sepsis Support Group. The Group meet every other month at the DCBL Stadium in Widnes and she has recently setup an online group that covers North Cheshire and Merseyside. She is an ambassador for Sepsis UK and promotes the work that they do in a voluntary role alongside her role in Scouting.

You can hear more about Laura’s important story in Laura’s own words here


On behalf of everyone in Mersey Weaver, we are extremely proud that Laura, her dedication to Scouts and all her other achievements will be recognised by the Chief Scout in this way. We look forward to presenting her with her Award in person in the New Year and Laura will also be invited to participate in a day of celebration at Windsor to meet the Chief Scout as well as attend a special reception dinner.

Thank you Laura for everything you do and being such a fantastic role model for young people in your Cub pack. We are a richer district to have such incredible volunteers like you!

Oliver Chambers
District Lead Volunteer