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!

Next up we’ve got James Reynolds who won the Young Volunteer Award.

James has been a member of Scouting since Cubs and now plays a major role within the leadership team at Saltney Ferry Scout Group and the SWAT team, bringing water activities to the area’s young people.

Described as ‘a truly dedicated Scouting member’, James brings commitment, drive and enthusiasm to the group, dedicating his time even through lockdown by doing maintenance on the group’s Scout headquarters, running Zoom meetings, and ensuring that things didn’t come to standstill.

James has a willingness to help everyone and has recently taken on a Training Advisor role, helping to develop new leaders within his group.

He has worked hard to well develop the Scouting needs of everyone, ensuring Scouting was delivered to disabled children within his group.  Age, gender, disability, or orientation does not reduce the total support and enthusiasm James brings in delivering Scouting to others.

Congratulations to James and thank you for your hard work and unwavering dedication to Scouting in Wales!