A GUARD of honour of Beavers, Cubs and Scouts surprised a Bognor Regis couple celebrating 50 years of marriage.
The couple, David and Sue Shimell, whose anniversary is today, were totally overwhelmed by the unexpected gesture at their celebration party.
They have devoted their time and marriage to children and have three sons as well as adopting two others.
They have also served Bognor Regis Scouts for more than 80 years combined. Their golden anniversary party was held by 2nd Bognor Scout Group, where Sue is the Group Scout Leader.
David is her assistant and is also the quartermaster of the group and the Bognor Regis Scouting District.
The party was hosted by a team from 2nd Bognor Scouts led by Carol Quinn, the group’s chairman.
More than 50 people attended. They included two of David and Sue’s sons and two grandchildren.
Current and former Scout Leaders from around the district were also present to enjoy the company and cakes which were on offer.