Amanda works as a Cub Scout leader, running her own pack of about 20 children and providing help and support to the others. She originally started as a helper and quickly saw the importance that the Scouts have for children and put her self forward to become a Leader. Amanda uses her leadership and organisational skills to help raise funds, arrange camps and set up activities which give the children a real sense of achievement. Amanda commits every Tuesday to her own pack but has also supported the other leaders on other nights. She makes time for weekend events like Church Parade and Remembrance Day as well as a recruitment drive at a local Police Station open day.
Amanda is my wife, so I see at first hand the sacrifices she has made to benefit others. She is quick to lend her support and takes the initiative with organising activities to keep the children engaged. Without her commitment and energy I'm convinced that the club would not get the levels of attendance that they do. She is currently working on fund raising activities to support a camp in Germany for some of her Cubs. This will be their first trip abroad and will no doubt be an experience they will remember for the rest of their lives - I'm very proud of her! Should Amanda be successful and become a Torchbearer, I hope that this will show the children (and parents) that if you put something into your community you can get a lot out. I hope that this will inspire them to make a difference in their community.