The 1st Johnston Scout Group has been named the winner of the annual Christmas e-card design competition organised by Chubb in conjunction with The Scout Association.
The winning entries used in the Chubb Christmas ecard.
Above overall winners 1st Johnston Scout Group, below runner up 1st Pitsea and Vange Scout Group and 4th King Alfred Scout Troop with their winning entries.
The competition was open to all Scout, Beaver and Cub groups across the U.K. as part of Chubb's ongoing support for The Scout Association and its commitment to promoting fire safety amongst young people. Chubb received more than 50 entries on the theme "How to enjoy Christmas safely."
In recognition of the Pembrokeshire-based 1st Johnston Scouts' winning entry, Jane Garland, marketing and communications manager, Chubb, presented the group with a cheque for £300 to be put toward an outdoor activity that can be enjoyed by the whole group. Two runner-up groups, 4th King Alfred Scout Troop and the 1st Pitsea and Vange Scout Group, received prizes of £100. All three groups' designs were used on the Christmas e-card sent to Chubb customers across the UK.
Pat Dixon, group scout leader at 1st Johnston Scout Group said the group was thrilled to hear they had been selected as the winner. "Our Cub pack is working toward Chubb's Fire Safety Badge this term, visiting the local fire station and learning to put together a fire escape plan for their homes, using the resources provided by Chubb, so this was wonderful timing," said Dixon. "We have a thriving Cub Pack, and are especially proud of Cub Scout Eben for his brilliant, winning design."
Garland said that throughout Chubb's 12 years of supporting the Fire Safety Badge, the competition's judges are always impressed by the quality of the Christmas card entries. "Appreciation for fire safety year round is hugely important, and Christmas presents a different challenge for the children to be aware of. The competition is a fun and easy way to reinforce the fire safety messages that are already present in the Fire Safety Badge," she said. "It's great to see plenty of young people getting fully involved in displaying creativity. We hope the messages behind this activity will help to keep the Scouts and their families safe over this festive period and beyond."
Since its launch in 2004, more than 130,000 Scouts have passed the Fire Safety badge, making it one of the most popular of all scouting badges. Chubb's partnership with The Scout Association provides educational literature and posters to more than 7,200 local Scout groups across the U.K., as well as practical support from the brand's nationwide network of offices and engineers.