Scouting ambassadors are prominent people who support us in transforming the lives of young people. They are representatives for Scouting, and use their knowledge and experience to benefit the Movement.
Thanks to their high profiles they can promote Scouting to everyone, encouraging more people to volunteer and more young people to join. They also get the chance to show fellow peers and professionals just how much fun Scouting really is.
Penny not only keeps up to date on Scouting's campaigns as MP for Portsmouth North and encourages young people to get involved with politics, but being a member of the Royal Naval Reserve she also understands the outdoor Scouting spirit for everyday adventure.
"I am really honoured to have been asked to be an ambassador for Scouting in Portsmouth. It is a fantastic Movement teaching young people all kinds of skills and enabling them to gain in confidence. The volunteers who give their time and expertise are really amazing and I hope to be able to help them achieve their ambitions for the groups they work with."
Scouting is committed to diversity and giving young people from all faiths and backgrounds the opportunity for fun and adventure. Father Bob is a keen supporter and will help the Movement develop further as a values-based organisation that impacts local communities.
"It is a great honour to be invited to be an ambassador for Scouting in the city. My son is a Cub Scout in Portsmouth and I know how much he and his friends benefit from their activities. There has always been a close link between Scouting and faith communities, and I am happy to play a part in promoting that and supporting those who willing and generously provide their time as volunteer leaders."