Scouters’ royal invite to the palace recognises their dedication



Four Scout leaders from the Cardiff and Vale area have been recognised for their service to Scouting with an invitation to a Buckingham Palace Garden Party.

Mike and Mo Lewis, both leaders with 1st Rhiwbina, have, between them, given young people in Rhiwbina over 110 years in services teaching them the Skills for Life through Scouting.

Chris Parsons, the current District Commissioner for Tir a Mor, which covers Barry, Rhoose, Cowbridge, Llanwit Major, St Athan and St Brides, leads over 800 members of Scouts.

Over the past few years, he has been pushing to develop centres both in Barry docks for water activities and redeveloping a hall in St Brides as an activity centre.

Fay Harding-Lewis was also recognised for her support and hard work as the area administrator for over 4,500 members across Cardiff and Vale, being the point of contact on daily basis for many of the volunteers.

Cardiff and Vale Area Commissioner, Julian Jordon, said: “Scouting relies on the dedication of volunteers, and it’s always a thrill to be invited to these prestigious royal occasions.”

Scouting is open to boys and girls, aged six and upwards. For more information on how to get involved, visit or phone 0333 301 1907.