Apryll Hammett, Assistant Scout Leader for 6th Chelmsford Scout Group thinks she has never stopped learning since she started volunteering. She was bought up in a Scouting family and followed in her dads footsteps when she became a volunteer. Now her husband and daughter also volunteer with her children enjoying the Scouting experience.

Her volunteer journey started when her son joined Beavers when he was 6 at the 6th Chelmsford Scout Group and she was asked to help out and started going along to meetings as a parent helper and stayed on helping when her son moved on to the next Section. She then moved up to volunteering for Cubs at a later date.

The regular weekly contact with the Cubs means that she is able to practice a variety of skills such as leadership, patience, listening, group work, making sure everyone is included, session planning and communication.

Apryll Hammett said: