Colin McIntyre (OS 1959), most recently the county secretary for Hertfordshire Scouts, was invested as a member of the Order of the British Empire by the Queen at Buckingham Palace last month following a scouting career which stretches back to 1947.
Colin joined the Scouts in Romiley in 1947, gaining his Queen’s Scout award 10 years later. Shortly afterwards he started various volunteer leader roles with 1st Romiley and, after getting married in 1969, in Sale District.
Following a move to Ware in 1977, he took a commissioner role and later became a member of the Hertfordshire county executive committee.
His MBE is particularly in recognition of his record-breaking term of 26 years as county secretary, and follows the Silver Wolf, awarded to him by the chief Scout in 2004 for services to scouting of the most exceptional nature.