Ben Crook, a Systems Engineer in Typhoon Avionics talks about how he became a member:
“From the age of 6 I was a beaver, then a cub and a scout until the age of 14, I left due to school and other commitment, re-joining at the age of 20 through some friends. My role presently is to provide a basic training to 14 – 18 year old youth leader volunteers in the Blackpool District.
Matthew Newton, Treasury Accountant in Foreign Exchange has been a scout since the age of 6 talks about what he had to do earn his award:
“For my award I became a climbing instructor, trained and completed a half marathon, led a ten day expedition in Slovenia, took part in an international camp in Italy, went camping and completed various other challenges, including giving a presentation on my achievements.”
Rachel Hoyle, Fleet Management Engineer in Typhoon Export, is the third member of MAI to also receive a Queen Scout Award; she talks about attending the Queen Scout Parade held at Windsor Castle this year:
“The parade was reviewed by the Queen herself, unfortunately due to the bad weather we didn’t get to meet her personally but we got very close when marching past, we also attended the St George’s Day service alongside the Queen and Bear Grylis, Chief Scout and other scouts who were awarded the Queen Scout this year”.
Facts about Scouting
- Scouting has over 500,000 members in the UK and over 28 Million Members worldwide
- Scout is the Largest Coeducational youth movement in the UK
- There are 33,000 young people waiting to join scouting but can't due to a shortage of adult volunteers.
- To find out more about becoming a scout or adult volunteer visit www.scouts.org.uk/join