Andy has been involved in the scouting movement for most of his life and has been an inspirational, if not somewhat unusual, scout leader for the last 13 years. He has dedicated most of his spare time to helping young people become adults who give their all to the community and play their part in forming a better society. Andy has, for the last 2 years, used his own money to stage a local rock festival in order to raise funds for the scouting movement. He used his charm and powers of persuasion to get acts and sponsors to donate their time freely. The festivals, called Tuff Rock, have been attended by people from all walks of life as Andy has connections in numerous areas. After the Gloucester floods in 2007 he organised the re-building of the Robinswood Hill disability track, which had been washed away. He has entered floats in 3 Gloucester carnivals, in the name of scouts and each time came away with first prize. He is never happy to come away with anything but a Gold medal. He has been lucky enough to attend the Olympics in both Los Angeles and Quebec and is extraordinarily proud that the games are now being held in this country. He fully deserves the honour of being an Olympic torch bearer and would do his city proud.