Our Scout Adventurers are a select team of individuals who have excelled in the world of outdoor adventure and want to pass on their passion and expertise to the next generation. They are all great supporters of Scouting and help promote the movement nationally.
We are proud to have the following people as Scout Adventurers:
Karen Darke MBE
Karen is a gold medal winning Paralympic handcyclist and adventurer. She has crossed the Greenland ice cap on skis, hand cycled across Patagonia, swum the length of Japan and won gold in Rio in 2016.
Alastair is an adventurer, author and highly acclaimed speaker. He spent four years cycling around the world and has rowed unsupported across the Atlantic Ocean. He invented the concept of micro-adventures and was named Adventurer of the Year by National Geographic.
Sean completed the incredible feat of swimming the length of Britain, from Land's End to John O'Groats. In 2016 he also finished an epic 4,200 mile odyssey around the coast of Britain. Incredibly, Sean’s great uncle was Sir Charles Warren, who was instrumental in the beginnings of the Scouts with Baden-Powell, who he served with in South Africa.
Rhys is the youngest person to reach the summit of all seven peaks on the seven continents, including Mount Everest. He is a former Scout and adult volunteer and was the key note speaker at Gilwell Reunion 2016.
Mark has completed over 30 major expeditions to date, reaching the Magnetic North Pole, the Geomagnetic North Pole twice, has completed solo expeditions to both the Geographic North and South Poles and led a team on an ascent of Mount Everest.
Laura is an endurance athlete and mountaineer, who, just over a year ago challenged herself to running seven marathons on seven continents – with very little running experience under her belt – to raise money for two charities, including the Scouts.