Other than my photography interests, I am also involved in Scouting. I have been in the movement since I was a Beaver myself and moved up through the movement since then. I am now an ABL (Assistant Beaver Leader) and also an ACL (Assistant Cub Leader).
I started Beavers and Scouting volunteering as a leader in 2013. Since then, it has made a huge difference to my life.
I do believe Scouting can help young people gain new skills, these can be as simple as learning how to tie a knot and learning how to read a map. I know in this modern age, people use Google-maps/Sat-Nav etc, but I feel that these skills are very important for the outside world. It can also boost a child’s self-esteem and confidence.
I lead and plan a series of meetings on the “Disability Awareness” badge which I started off in the first meeting saying:
“I wouldn’t believe I could have sat down with a group of children and speak to them about a subject, without being in Scouting”.
Since being involved in Beavers and Scouting, I have become a more well-rounded person and also more aware of the environment surrounding me.