We are VERY proud to announce that Young Leader Jamie has successfully completed all the requirements of the Young Leader Award Scheme, one of only 3 Young Leaders in our Group yet to do so. Here he is in the photo above starting his scouting journey being invested as a Beaver Scout.
Jamie joined us as a Beaver Scout and was invested in September 2005, earning lots of badges and awards as he then moved up through the Cub Pack and the Scout Troop. At every level Jamie has made the most of the fantastic opportunities offered, and completed his Chief Scout Award in every Section.
During his time in scouting Jamie has nearly every camp and activity offered, in addition to the weekly meetings. This has included time at International Jamborees held in this country.
He became a Young Leader at 14, first in the Beaver Colony and then in the Cub Pack. He has continued to show the same drive and determination, making him an invaluable member of the cub Pack leadership team. In addition to helping plan, organise and run the term programme events Jamie also recently did so for a 2 night Centenary event for the Cub Pack, which was a huge success - and in fact he has earned over 50 Nights Away himself too.
In addition to his role in the Group Jamie is also a member of Cambridgeshire's Youth Media Team, promoting scouting across the county, and works with a volunteer adult to create and run this very website (so no deleting this post please Jamie!).
As a Group we try to ensure that our Young Leaders are treated as a full part of the Section leadership team, all be it that school work always comes first, and Lynne Radbone (AGSL) does a brilliant job of sorting all Young Leader matters for us (and indeed is part of the team that does so at District level too). In fact it is so popular we have just had to introduce a "waiting list" policy to allocate the spaces available (signed off by the Section Leaders and Executive Committee just this week - more details available soon).
Jamie will turn 18 later this year and we will be very proud to sign him up immediately as an adult volunteer - in fact we would have done so ages ago if we could!
We look forward to the continued success of our Young Leader programme, and seeing more of our young people achieve the same in due course as they use Jamie's story for inspiration.
Congratulations Jamie !!! (Hope you like the photos below .......... 🙂 )
If you notice that in one photo Jamie's necker is purple it's because the Group's was until the scouting centenary in 2007, when there was a vote to change it. All our neckers went to a good home though, sent to support scouting in Africa.