09:02AM, Sunday 21 April 2013
An assistant scout leader in Maidenhead is celebrating after receiving a prestigious award.
Bob Weingarth found out he had been honoured with a Silver Acorn about three weeks ago.
The top honour recognises a period of distinguished service of more than 20 years.
"It came as a big surprise," said Bob, who has been helping out at Pinkneys Green Scout Group for 24 years.
"It is the people that make the difference, they make the whole thing more enjoyable."
The Royal Borough highways development control officer first got into the role when his two sons, Mark, 34, and Matthew, 32, started at the Winter Hill Road scout group.
"The said they needed help and it all started of with driving a lorry to summer camp," added the Alwyn Road house-holder.
An official awards ceremony is set to take place in June and Bob has no plans to quit his role just yet.
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