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Rushcroft gets a Duke of Edinburgh Award boost.

John May the Secretary General to the Duke of Edinburgh scheme visited Rushcroft on Wednesday to promote and see students who will be involved in the programme this year. Year 9 and year 10 are eligible this year and with our new Duke of Edinburgh co-ordinator Ms O'Dell in post now we are looking forward to a successful year with the award. 

Any student looking to get involved can speak with Ms O'Dell or any of the team to get advise on how to be selected. 

John C. C. May

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John C.C May
Nationality British
Other names John May
Education M.A. (Education), P.G.C.E., B.A. (Joint Honours), Drama and English
Organization World Scout Committee, Duke of Edinburgh's Award
Known for Vice-Chairman of the World Scout Committee, Secretary General of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award International Association
Board member of Teach First
Awards

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion, 2008 The Silver Wolf Award, The Scout Association

The Bronze Wolf Award, World Organisation of the Scout Movement

John C.C. May (born 1964) from London, United Kingdom, was the Vice-Chairman of the World Scout Committee, the main executive body of the World Organization of the Scout Movement. He was elected at the 38th World Scout Conference in South Korea for a six year term, the first United Kingdom Scouter elected since former Chief Scout (now Vice-President) of the Scout Association, Sir Garth Morrison.[1] In his youth, May worked for Colony Holidays (predecessor body to ATE Superweeks).

May has been a Section Leader, a District Commissioner and an elected member of the Committee of the Council.[1] He was appointed International Commissioner in 1991 at the age of 27.[2] He was a member of the organizing committee of the 21st World Scout Jamboreein the United Kingdom in 2007.[2] He was awarded the Bar to the Silver Acorn for his services to Scouting in 2008.[1]

May is the Secretary General of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award International Foundation, which co-ordinates and develops The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award worldwide.

May was formerly the chief executive, Career Academies UK, London.

He received the Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion in recognition of his dedication to enterprise education.[2][3]

May was 2015 Awarded the Silver Wolf the highest award given out by The Scout Association of the United Kingdom.[4]

In 2016 May was awarded the Bronze Wolf the only and highest award given out by the World Organisation of the Scout Movement.[5][6]

May was awarded the Freedom of the City of London in 2009.