At the ScoutsCymru AGM on Saturday 20th of November, Ann Jones, Andrew Tuggey and Scott Quinnell were appointed as Vice presidents of ScoutsCymru.

Chief commissioner Rhian Moore Said

“Our Vice Presidents are honorary roles and while they don’t have to know about knots, sing campfire songs or jump off mountains like our Chief Scout Bear Grylls.

The role of Vice President is honorary, with no executive function or role, it’s all aimed at helping us promote the perception of Scouting in the wider community, helping us to connect Scouting with others, fostering relationships with other organisations and community groups.

We’ve asked for their help to shout about the amazing things our young people and volunteers do in Wales to help the wellbeing of young people, each other and our future generations, so we reach even more people in communities in Wales, so they know about and join our adventure.

Scouts are on a mission to support young people with skills for life so they are prepared for the big moments in life – the exam, the interview, the first job, first time away from home and for the challenges that they will face in life with family, friends and in their careers.

 

We asked them to:

  • Help and advise our senior volunteer team on how we can enhance or leadership skills and extend our reach within our local communities
  • join events with young people and take part in activities that support them to develop skills for life,
  • visit your local scout group and share your story and encourage them to shape, influence and lead their adventure
  • come to our Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Celebration of Scouting to help us celebrate the amazing things our volunteers do to support young people throughout Wales.

We may also ask them to help us with stories for the media in Wales to promote our activities and encourage others to find out more and join us – this may be photographs and quotes for press releases and taking part in one or two interviews through the year.”

Ann Jones who joined the AGM virtually said                                                                                                        “Thank you for the kind nomination as a Vice President – a role I am looking forward to being involved with and promoting the great work ScoutsCymru do across our communities.”

 

 

About our Vice Presidents 

Scott Quinnell

Scott started playing rugby for Llanelli Juniors at 8 years old, he had his first game for the Llanelli Scarlets at 18 years of age against Penygroes RFC in 1990. Scott went on to play 146 games for the Scarlets scoring 69 tries for his beloved home club, this was under the guidance of Gareth Jenkins his only Llanelli coach and mentored also by his father Derek. Scott played for Wales 52 times and scored 12 tries, Scott loved playing under Graham Henry’s reign and still calls him coach to this day as a mark of respect. Scott also played for the Barabarians and went on two British Lion tours in 1997 and 2001 he scored 5 tries and 1 test try.

Scott currently works in the media, he occasionally works for Sky Sports, Real Radio,The One Show, A Question of Sport, Soccer am and has just finished making the series of School of Hard Knocks. Scott also has done column work for the newspapers and currently does motivational speeches for the work place and after dinner speaking all over the world. He has also appeared on radio and tv covering events such as Rugby World Cups and Lions tours.

Scott is a patron of the Princes Trust, Make a Wish foundation and The Welsh Dyslexic Association, Scott also speaks occasionally around the UK about Learning difficulties to adults and children, Scott has done this for 12 years he has even spoke in the houses of parliament on 3 occasions. Scott’s speech has inspired teachers, pupils, adults and parents to realise that you can make a success in your life despite
being dyslexic

Ann Jones OBE

Ann Jones was born and brought up in Rhyl on the North Wales coast, where she has lived all her life.

She worked for nearly 30 years in fire control rooms in north Wales and Merseyside until her election to the National Assembly for Wales in 1999. Before being elected to the Assembly, Ann served as a Rhyl Town Councillor and was the town’s Mayor in 1996/7. She was also a Denbighshire County Councillor. Ann Jones was a Member of the National Assembly for Wales between May 1999 and April 2021.

While championing her local community, Ann Jones has worked tirelessly with the Welsh Government to attract major investment to the area with real success. Ann Jones was Deputy Presiding Officer of the National Assembly for Wales during the Fifth Assembly.

Andrew Tuggey CBE

Andrew’s experience of Scouting began when a Wolf Cub in St Luke’s Pack in Reading in 1956. He later joined the 55th (Reading School) Scouts and then transferred to 2nd Reading (Trinity) Sea Scouts. He first became involved with ScoutsCymru when he became a Vice-President of Gwent Scouts when High Sheriff in 2015/2016, giving him an insight into the work ScoutsCymru’s work with young people. Andrew served as Chair of ScoutsCymru Board of Trustees 2017 – 2020 and is a member of Scouting UK’s National Honours Sub-Committee.

A former soldier, Andrew was Chief Executive of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK in Parliament, leading a team that worked to enhance and strengthen all aspects of parliamentary democracy and governance with partner parliaments.

Andrew is a trustee of the Community Foundation Wales and Chair of UK Community Foundations. He sits on the High Sheriffs’ Association of England & Wales and is Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Gwent.