Scouting MPs honoured with award


Last Wednesday, three MPs for The Scout Association were recognised with an Outstanding Achievement award at Dods Charity Champion Awards.

Steve Pound MP, Sir Bob Russell MP and David Amess MP were officers of the All Party Parliamentary Scout Group for the last 15 years and have supported the Movement in Parliament throughout that time. They retired their positions in June and were nominated for the award by The Scout Association in recognition of all their hard work.

Happy memories

Following the awards, David Amess said, 'It has been a privilege and a pleasure to have been associated with the organisation as an officer of the group for 15 years. I have so many happy memories.'

Steve Pound added: 'Bob, David and I were a coalition long before this government coalition was formed! We've thoroughly enjoyed working together to help Scouts on a range of issues: helping Scouts get to the Jamboree in Chile, fighting the rain tax and organising Parliament's first ever Cub Scout meeting last year.'

The All Party Parliamentary Scout Group promotes the aims and objectives of The Scout Association in Parliament. Members of the group meet regularly and hold events to bring Scouts and politicians together. Every year in June, it hosts an annual reception in Parliament for over 150 Scouts and their MPs.

Three new officers, Graham Evans MP, Gareth Thomas MP and Stephen Gilbert MP, began their terms of office in June.

Get involved

If you'd like more details about The Scout Association's national events with politicians, or would like to attend forthcoming events at the party conferences, please contact

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