54 Million Young People across the globe, creating a better world.
Since starting as a Cub Scout in the 40th Strood Sea Scouts in North Kent, UK I found wonderful world of scouting not only to be a life long passion but one in which you can genuinely make a meaningful difference in the world. Now as a local, national and worldwide volunteer in scouting I find the great adventure of scouting has taken me across Europe, America, Asia and Africa meeting and collaborating with hundreds of thousands of young people hearing their individual answer to one simple question. How can we leave the world better than we found it?
When not talking about human rights, painting landscapes or playing with telescopes I am volunteering with my local Explorer Sea Scouts in Kent. For the last six years I have been a national UK Volunteer for Inclusion being given the opportunity to not only shape the views of the organisation but to also develop new programme ideas for young people to use to change the world.
In 2019 I was invited to join the World Scouting Diversity and Inclusion team, two weeks later landing a project in the 2019 World Scout Jamboree in the USA to create a safe, creative, informal education space for young people to discuss LGBT+ rights and share experiences and ideas in a new way.
Drones flying in formation to create a lightshow at the 2019 World Jamboree
Now in 2020 I'm busier than ever helping at all levels of scouting, donating my time and knowledge to empower the next generation, if you haven't ever volunteered with the Scouts, please do try it, it is perhaps the most rewarding way you too can change the world for the better.
I'm always happy to discuss ideas, working with young people and adults in scouting for how to shape and develop Scouting for the future!
Please contact the World Scout Bureau in Geneva (Europe Region) or Kuala-Lumpur (World) to discuss international projects: scout.org
For getting involved in the UK: Scouts.org.uk