New Year honour for Kettering Scout leader Vicky Geary

Everyone at Melcourt sends huge congratulations to Vicky Geary, Scout leader at the 5th Kettering Scouts. Beaver leader, plant grower and jam maker Vicky Geary has been awarded a British Empire Medal for services to young people and to the community in Kettering

The mother-of-five has dedicated her time to Scouting by fundraising for and running the 5th Kettering Beaver Scout Group based at St Michael’s Church.


Vicky said, “I’m thrilled, somewhat embarrassed and incredibly honoured to be offered this award. This is something I would never have expected – there are so many others out there who volunteer.”


Vicky, started at the 5th Kettering group as a parent helper in 2001. Her involvement bloomed with a fundraising plant sale three years later. She approached Melcourt a few years ago for help with compost so that the scouts could raise plants for sale and we have donated some peat-free SylvaGrow® every year since. As a Queen’s Scout himself our MD Andy Chalmers has always been keen to support scouting groups. Andy said, ‘Well done Vicky. This is a very well-deserved award and we send many congratulations!’.