2020 has been a difficult year for all of us, and at this years Celebration of Scouting Awards we wanted to recognise and celebrate those that have gone above and beyond for Scouting in Wales during what has been an extremely turbulent year.

Each of the nominations we received were incredible and we couldn’t be prouder of our amazing volunteers!

So, to spread some positivity we wanted to share our winner’s stories with you!

First up we’ve got Pete Sheppard who won the Adult Volunteer Award.

Pete is an Assistant Area Commissioner in Gwent and was nominated for his efforts in delivering training across district and area boundaries to ensure that Young People and Adult Volunteers get the most they possibly can out of Scouting.

Described as “respectful and courteous”, everything Pete does is carried out with complete integrity, from training and assessing leaders for permits to organising and meeting commitments.

Pete champions diversity in Scouting, he doesn’t see neckers, race, religion or gender, he just sees Scouts. If he meets someone who isn’t a Scout, he wants to ensure that they are left with a positive impression of what being a Scout is.

He delivers training courses for his own area and for neighbouring districts. If anyone needs help with a skill, he will develop and deliver a plan that provides the training and experience needed no matter who you are or where you are from.

Scouting is at the heart of Pete’s work and he endeavours to supports other Leaders in delivering skills for life to all young people across Wales.

Congratulations to Pete for his hard work and unwavering dedication to Scouting in Wales!