HM King Charles III - The Scouts new Patron Read more here

We’re excited to welcome some brilliant speakers to BaseCamp 23 and to facilitate our workshops!


Hamish StoutDeputy UK Commissioner for People (Transformation)

Hamish was most recently Regional Commissioner for South West England and, prior to that, the County Commissioner for Berkshire. For the past 3 years, Hamish has also been the volunteer Theme Lead for the Volunteer Framework Theme within the People Programme. Locally, Hamish is District Chair for the District in which he lives, having previously been a Group Chair.  Professionally, Hamish is a self-employed Management Consultant with a primary focus supporting strategy and change by scientific/medical research teams at major Universities inside and outside of the UK. 







Andrew SutherlandDeputy Volunteer Sponsor of the Volunteer Experience Programme

Andrew has been a Scout section leader for 30 years.  He was on the global digital leadership team of Mars, Inc for seven years.

As a national volunteer for the last four years, alongside digital projects, he has worked on programme initiatives and the Covid restart.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls