The finalists for this year’s Celebration of Scouting Awards have been announced by ScoutsCymru.

55 individuals and groups from across Wales have been shortlisted in nine categories.

The awards, now in their fourth year, recognise and celebrate Scouting successes throughout Wales.

Chief Commissioner for Wales, Rhian Moore, said: “This year’s award nominations are of an exceptionally high standard. This year has presented many obstacles for Scouting and created a lot of uncertainty, but our incredible volunteers have adapted an ensured that young people across Wales have continued to receive support and learn skills for life. Their dedication and determination has been outstanding and I’m looking forward to celebration their amazing achievements.”

 The winners will be announced at a virtual ceremony during this year’s ScoutsCymru AGM on October 10th.


Young volunteer

  • James Reynolds – Clwyd, Flintshire, Saltney Ferry
  • Peter Holdstock – Cardiff and Vale, Cardiff East, 1st St Mellons Scout Group
  • Jack Hortop – Cardiff & Vale, Tir a mor, 6th Barry sea scouts.
  • Callum Allbones – Radnor, Radnor, 1st Knighton.
  • Tomos Havard – Cardiff & Vale, Penarth & District, 94th Penarth.
  • Kavan Jones – Clwyd Flintshire. Fusion Explorers and Y Dyfodol Young Leaders.
  • Kayleigh Groome – Montgomeryshire, 1st Clive’s Own (Welshpool).



  • Ian Cater – Cardiff & Vale, Cardiff East
  • Sonia Boyle – Carmarthenshire, 2nd St Clears



  • Dre’ Team and Dyfi Valley ESUs Montgomeryshire
  • Polly Zaffino and Peter Holdstock Cardiff & Vale – Cardiff East Young Leaders Unit
  • Buckley St Matthew’s Scout Group, Flintshire, Buckley St Matthew’s.
  • Stuart Ingram and Helen Davies 1st Penarth beavers, Cardiff & Vale, Tir A Mor, 1st
  • Fforestfach Scout Group, Glamorgan West, Swansea & Gower.



  • Steve Brereton – Clwyd, Flintshire and St Matthews Scout group
  • Julian Jordan – Cardiff and Vale
  • Shannon Goodwin – Cardiff & Vale, Penarth & District, 1st Dinas Powys.


Adult Volunteer

  • Peter Sheppard – Gwent
  • Cherie Marshall – Cardiff and the Vale, Cardiff East, 25th Cardiff
  • Hayley Armstrong – Snowdonia & Anglesey, Gwynedd, 7th City Bangor.
  • Gavin Scott – Clwyd.
  • Jon Williams – Carmarthenshire.
  • Claire Bunton – Radnor.


Excellence in Leadership and Resilience

  • Sketty Scout Group, West Glamorgan, Swansea & Gower
  • Stuart A Ingram – Cardiff & Vale, Penarth & District, 1st Penarth
  • Moz Morris – Clwyd, Wrexham.
  • Gareth Haywood – Mid-Glam, CRAI, 1st Sirhowy.
  • 1st St Mellons Scout Troup, Cardiff & Vale, Cardiff East, 1st St Mellons.
  • Simon & Ceri Williams – Clwyd, Vale of Clwyd, 3rd Prestatyn.
  • Ruth Jones – Cardiff & Vale, Cardiff East, 1st Llanedeyrn.
  • Sam Gregory – Clwyd, Flintshire, Buckley St Matthew’s.
  • Cardiff East Programme team (Amy Hewett, Bee Evans, Gareth Johns, Lottie Doyle Edwards, Cerys Lane, Ruth Jones, Frank Zaffino and Joe Holmes), Cardiff & Vale, Cardiff East.
  • ScoutsCymru Headquarters Team,
  • Jane Elizabeth O’Malley – Mid-Glamorgan, CRAI District.
  • Julieann Evans – Montgomeryshire, 1st Machynlleth Scout Group.
  • Helen Morgan – Glwyndwr Scout Group – HMP Parc – Mid Glam project.
  • Ryan Hare – 1st Pentwyn & Chairperson for Cardiff Gang show.


Community Impact

  • Alan Terrel – Mid-Glam, CRAI, 1st Pontywaun
  • Brave Dragons ESU – Cardiff East


New and Innovative

  • Rebecca Routledge – West Glamorgan, Cwm Newydd, 4th Lliw Valley
  • Sarah Maylia – 19th Cardiff / Cardiff East / Cardiff & Vale, Cardiff East, 19th Cardiff
  • Simon & Ceri Williams – Clwyd, Vale of Clwyd, 3rd Prestatyn.
  • Geraint Benji Williams – Snowdonia & Anglesey, Gwynedd, 1st Harlech.
  • Gavin Scott & Beth Gloster – Clwyd, Snowdonia & Anglesey.
  • Alys Baily-Wood Emma Williams, Ben Exton & Niall Marsay – Snowdonia & Anglesey, Anglesey District.


Lifetime Achievement

  • David McPherson – Carmarthenshire
  • Hedley Jones – West Glamorgan, Swansea & Gower, 32nd Swansea
  • Tim Kidd – UK
  • Amy Hewett – Cardiff & Vale, Cardiff East, 84th Cardiff