Blog | Chief Scout Bear Grylls hosts Scout Ambassadors’ Summit
Seven of our Scout Ambassadors joined Chief Scout, Bear Grylls and senior volunteers at Baden-Powell House for a special Scout summit.
As well as welcoming latest Ambassador, polar explorer Dwayne Fields, the team discussed plans for 2018 and beyond. They were all working to find ways to help more young people from every background gain the skills they need to succeed in life.
The line up included Tim Peake, Ed Stafford, Steve Backshall, Megan Hine, Julia Bradbury, Dwayne Fields, Anita Rani, as well as UK Chief Commissioner Tim Kidd, Chief Executive Matt Hyde, and senior volunteers Hannah Kentish, Mark Tarry and Chair, Ann Limb.
Beginning with a look back at some of the highlights of the year, from Steve and Helen’s summer Scout adventure in the Lake District to the launch of Tim Peake as a Scout Ambassador in October, the ambassadors have enjoyed an action packed year. They’re now looking at way to change public perception of Scouting, bring Scouting to new audiences and of course help recruit more adult volunteers.
‘I’m so proud of our Scout Ambassadors,’ says Bear Grylls. ‘Each one of them works incredibly hard to help Scouts gain skills for life and to experience great adventures. They are all such inspiring role models for young people, displaying the values, generosity of spirit and optimism that makes Scouting so special. Each in their own way show how courage, determination and teamwork can help you achieve your goals in life.’
Read more about our Ambassadors.