The 1st Rogerstone Beaver Group has been named as the nationwide winner of Chubb's Annual Christmas card competition, run in conjunction with The Scout Association. The competition was open to all Scout, Beaver, and Cub Groups across the UK as part of Chubb’s ongoing support for The Scout Association and its commitment to spreading the fire safety message.
Winning designs used on the Christmas eCard for 2010
Chubb received over 100 entries, with many Scouts evidently keen to demonstrate their artistic flair and knowledge of fire safety. The annual fire safety competition is to design and make a Christmas card on the theme of ‘how fire is involved in your Christmas’.
In recognition of the 1st Rogerstone Beaver Group’s winning entry, the Group received a cheque for £300, to be put towards an outdoor activity to be enjoyed by the whole Scout Group. The cheque was presented to the Group by David James, Branch Manager, Cardiff branch.
Two runners up prizes of £100 are also to be awarded to the 12th Fairfield Scout Group, in Liverpool and the 6th North Watford Scout Group, in Watford. The three designs are set to be used on Chubb Fire’s Christmas e-card, which will be sent to all of its UK customers.
“The Beavers were over the moon, we have won the runners up prizes on two occasions so it is fantastic news to have won,” says Sue Messenger, Group Scout Leader for 1st Rogerstone Beaver Group. “We took an element of everyone’s entries and put them all together so it was very much a team effort. We are looking at buying some new tents so it makes our camping trips easier and not as wet from the leaks! This is our 100th year so it is a brilliant way to commemorate this historic anniversary.”
Commenting on the successful competition, Jane Garland, Chubb Fire’s Marketing Communication Manager said: “Our competitions in support of the Fire Safety Badge always seem to be well received and we are delighted by the number of Scout Groups that got into the festive spirit early this year by designing these cards. Their efforts are very much appreciated.
“The Fire Safety Badge offers the Scouts some invaluable advice on fire prevention, detection and escape routes should a fire break out. It is great to see so many young people participating in the badge, and hopefully taking away some vital knowledge to help keep them safe from fire in years to come.” Jane concludes.
Since its launch in 2004, more than 84,000 Scouts have received the Chubb Fire Safety Badge, making it one of the most popular of all scouting badges. In January Chubb again renewed its three-year sponsorship deal with The Scout Association, including the provision of new educational literature and posters, to more than 7,200 local Scout Troops across the UK, as well as practical help from the company’s nationwide network of offices and engineers.