Julia Bradbury becomes a Scouting ambassador

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Julia Bradbury becomes a Scouting ambassador

2 March 2012

Outdoor adventurer and TV presenter, Julia Bradbury, has become the latest Scouting ambassador.

To mark the occasion, Julia visited 13th Southall Scout Troop, where she met scouts and leaders, and helped the troop to build survival shelters outside their meeting place.

After the main activity, there was a chance for her to sit down with the scouts and swap stories of their travels and adventures in the UK and beyond.

A love of the outdoors

Julia’s love for the outdoors started as a child when she would go walking in the Peak District with her father. She has been able to embellish that in to her career, spanning over 15 years with many adventures both overseas and in the UK.

When one of the scouts asked Julia about the best thing she had ever done outdoors, she recalled an experience in 2007, when she learned to climb with the help of an expert rock climber, and successfully scaled a 60m sea stack off the coast of Scotland.

An inspirational meeting

After the meeting, Julia said: ‘I always love seeing the enthusiasm of both the scouts themselves and the scout leaders and it has been inspirational to meet them. The 13th Southall is a wonderfully lively and energetic group which is so much fun to be around.’

Scouting ambassadors

Scouting ambassadors like Julia are recognised or influential figures who are able to use their public status to help promote and increase awareness of scouting wherever they can. As a new ambassador, Julia Bradbury joins such names as Ian Hislop, Chris Evans, CEO of Sainsbury’s Justin King, and Lord Coe.

Want to volunteer like Julia?

There are over 34,000 young people currently waiting to join the Scouting adventure because we need more adult volunteers. However much time you have to offer, we have a volunteer role to suit you. Find out more at www.scouts.org.uk/join