In July, Hampshire Scouts held its first Annual Review delivered and presented digitally to a large audience online.
Streamed on the Hampshire Scouts website during the occasion and available to watch afterwards on YouTube, the annual review has been a big hit with people wanting to find out about the fun, adventures and skills for life being learned in our area during 2019.
One extra bonus of the virtual format was that it allowed a great many people to find out about what we do who might not have been able to before. One comment from the Mayor of Fareham:
The Mayoress and I enjoyed watching the virtual Annual Review of Hampshire Scouts.
It was good to hear how much those involved with the Jamboree had such a great time, and so good to know that scouting has continued in a small way during lockdown as I feel sure there were many youngsters needing to have outside interests.
I sincerely hope it won't be too long before everyone can get back to regular gatherings. Please convey my thanks to all the volunteers who have given their time during the Coronavirus crisis.Councillor Mrs Pamela Bryant, Mayor of Fareham.
And it was a blast to run as well. Daniel Cooper, a Scout from Hampshire and an elected youth representative, took part in the annual review:
It felt amazing to be part of the annual review 2020, being such a great opportunity to connect with everyone involved in Hampshire Scouts and further beyond.
In the future, I’m looking forward to engaging with more young people and leaders to gather their thoughts on scouts and make it even better for all, however also making more people aware of the opportunities that they have available to them.
Being in Scouts as a young person, volunteer or occasional helper opens so many doors to future opportunities. Scouts gave me the confidence to do more, learn more, be more. I encourage you to give it a go!Daniel Cooper, Elected youth rep, Hampshire Scouts.
Daniel also received the Commander Bruce award during the Annual Review to recognise the contribution he has made.
It was an honour, and something that I didn’t expect, to be presented such a prestigious award within Hampshire Scouts for something I truly love doing and will continue to enjoy.
You can read the Annual Report and Accounts for the year on our website here.
Plus you can watch the whole thing again above and on YouTube.