Scout Ambassadors are committed to raising national awareness of Scouting's invaluable work, helping young people develop skills for life. They help raise our profile, extend our reach and gain influence across the UK.
We are proud to have the following people as Scout Ambassadors:
Ellie Simmonds OBE
Aged just 13, swimmer Ellie won two golds at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic games, and went on to win again at London 2012 and Rio 2016.
‘Young people need positive role models. They also need a safe, nurturing and supportive environment where they can try new things and not be afraid to fail. Scouting is one of those places.’
Journalist and broadcaster Anita is a familiar face on television, presenting shows including BBC’s Countryfile.
‘Scouting has a hugely powerful role to play in helping young people, girls as well as boys, develop those all-important life skills. It’s an inspiring organisation that inspires so many.’
Best known for spending 186 days on the International Space Station (ISS), ESA Astronaut Major Tim Peake is also a former Cub Scout and an advocate of the power of Scouting to help young people develop skills for life.
'Scouting set me on the right path at a young age because I loved the outdoors and I loved adventure. It gave me the opportunity to discover new interests, explore new boundaries and build the confidence to achieve new goals.'
Naturalist, adventurer and television presenter Steve has travelled the world, and was Scouting’s Cubs100 ambassador in 2016.
‘I got started as a Cub in 1st Bagshot Scout Group and learnt how to work as part of a team, light fires, canoe and much more. So many of the skills that I use on my expeditions now, I learnt at Cubs.’
Helen Glover MBE
Helen is a two-time Olympic champion and triple World Champion, winning British women’s rowing’s first ever gold medal at London 2012.
‘I was one of the first females in our Cub Scout Pack. It led to a love of the outdoors and really grew my confidence. The confidence that you gain through Scouting is something that you just can’t buy.’
Adventurer and survival expert Megan has guided people through some of the most extreme environments on Earth.
‘Scouts help children and young adults find alternative ways in life and help them to think outside of the box. I call on others to volunteer a little time to help young people get the best possible start.’
TV presenter Julia Bradbury, is well know for her love of the outdoors, and has a passion for adventure
'I've had so many "outdoor adventures" – walking, abseiling, rock climbing, and paragliding to name just some and I can't really pinpoint one amazing moment because each one is thrilling in its own way. The Scouts are brilliant as they really give people those opportunities too to experience adventure. For me, the last one is the best, but the great thing is that there is hopefully another one round the corner to top it!'
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Explorer and former Cub and Scout Ed Stafford is a world record holder for the longest jungle expedition ever undertaken. He is the first man to ever have walked the length of the Amazon River.
'I feel that my love of adventure really came from those first night camps I went on with the Scouts. Getting outdoors was always the best part of Scouting for me.'
Producer and presenter for TV and radio Chris Evans is the current host of the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast show, and a recent recipient of the Scouting Entrepreneur Challenge Award.
'I love the fact that Scouting has gone international. It's brilliant. When we did it, it was always good, but it was a lot more localised, and it seems to have really come into the 21st century, which I think is really important.'
Dwayne Fields is a polar explorer and speaker. He is the first black Briton to reach the North Pole, and only the second black man in the world to achieve this feat. Born in Jamaica, he grew up in Hackney, London.
He is a passionate advocate for the outdoors and hopes his achievements will inspire young people in inner cities. Dwayne was awarded the Freedom of the City of London in 2013.
Requests for local Scout Ambassador support
Our Scout Ambassador Scheme is focussed on raising the profile of Scouting at a national level. Due to time and other commitments, local requests for appearances therefore cannot currently be met. However if you have an enquiry relating to Scout Ambassadors, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.