Winners announced for the Celebration of Scouting Awards

29th October 2019

Those that have gone above and beyond for Scouting in Wales have been recognised and celebrated at a prestigious awards ceremony. 

Eight prestigious awards were up for grabs in this year’s Celebration of Scouting Awards with 61 volunteers and groups shortlisted.

The awards ceremony organised by ScoutsCymru, now in its third year, was held at the Metropole Hotel in Llandridnod Wells.

Of the 61 finalists, winners were selected in each of the eight categories, with some categories also highlighting individuals and groups as highly commended.

The winner of the Adult Volunteer Award was Heulwen Jenkins of 1st Wenvoe. Highly Commended was presented to Kelvin Vernon from the Atlas Explorer Scout Unit in Wrexham.

The Young Volunteer Award was presented to Louisa Shapton of the Apollo 7 Explorer Scout Unit and Highly Commended was received by Lewis Griffiths from CRAI Explorer Scout Unit.

The Inspirational Volunteer Award was awarded to Daniel Reynolds from Flintshire District with Highly Commended going to Ceri Carlyon from Monmouthshire District. Ceri was also announced as winner of the Community Impact Award.

The Group Award was presented to CRAI Activity Park and Highly Commended went to Conwy Activities Team.

This year’s winner of the Trustee Award was Valerie Kealy from Saltney Ferry.

The New and Innovative Award went to Jon Rees from Glyndwr Scouts Group, HMP Parc.

The Lifetime Achievement Award went to Steve Burgess, June Worthington, Andrea Soulsby, Glenys Shelly and Christine Roberts.

Chief Commissioner for Wales, Rhian Moore, said: “This year’s award nominations were of an exceptionally high standard. The work that is being carried out across Wales by our dedicated volunteers is truly inspiring.

“I would like to say a huge congratulations to all of this year’s winners, those who won Highly Commended and those who were nominated, you are all making an incredible difference to the lives of young people across Wales.”