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Scouting ambassadors are prominent people who support us in transforming the lives of young people. They are representatives for Scouting, and use their knowledge and experience to benefit the Scout movement.

James (Captain Ketch) Ketchell  - Global adventurer and proud to be our  Ambassador.

Alastair Bruce OBE - Sky News Royal correspondent, Downton Abbey Historical advisor, says since becoming our  Ambassador he wished he was encouraged to be a Scout.

Latest News
James / Captain Ketch sets off again
25th June 2016
Our Hampshire Scouts Ambassador has challenged himself to row solo, non-stop and unsupported around the coast of Great Britain, a distance of almost 2,000 miles. A feat that has not yet been achieved by anyone. The row starts on Saturday 25th June 2016 at... Read More
The Ultimate Triathlon
14th June 2016
James Ketchell, Hampshire Scouts Ambassador, has recently launched his book ‘The Ultimate Triathlon’ captures the story of how James overcame adversity, and challenged himself to row the Atlantic Ocean, climb Everest, and cycle around the world. The book is available from his website for... Read More
A new adventure for Captain Ketch
23rd January 2016
James Ketchell, our Hampshire Scouting ambassador, is getting ready for his next expedition – pedalling the Atlantic Ocean with fellow adventurer Antony Ward Thomas.   They’ll be setting off in early February, and will be raising money for Naomi House and Jack’s Place. You can... Read More
Ambassador Challenge 2015 – Nothing’s Impossible
8th May 2015
Download Poster here – notthing’s impossible for all of the latest news Following on from the success of the 2013 Ambassador Challenge, is this year’s 2015 challenge. James Ketchell and Ash Wilson are going to row across the Indian Ocean, to raise money and awareness... Read More
Captain Ketch’s Triumphant Return
7th February 2014
CONGRATULATIONS KETCH! Cycling into the history booksHampshire Scouting Ambassador, serial adventureer, James Ketchell,  completed his round-the-world unsupported cycle on Saturday 1st February  after returning to te UK via Portsmouth. Check out the media coverage…Go @CaptainKetch, Hampshire Scouts are so proud of you 1. Row Atlantic Ocean 2.... Read More
James (CaptainKetch) Ketchell returns home
31st January 2014
Triumphant return, after 6 month round-the-world cycleFriday 31st – 7AM Scouts welcomed James back into the UK at Brittany Ferries, PortsmouthSaturday 1st 1:30PM – Brighton Pier to Royal Observatory, Greenwich to complete the cycleMediaFriday BBC Solent Radio – 10am, Channel 5 News at 5pmSaturday... Read More
Alastair Bruce OBE
1st July 2013
    You can follow Alastair on Twitter: @AlastairBruce Alastair Andrew Bernard Reibey Bruce of Crionaich, KStJ OBE Sky News Commentator – He is the Royal, Religious and National Events Commentator for Sky News operated by Sky Television, part of British Sky Broadcasting. Historical Advisor TV&Film – He has also... Read More
James Ketchell
1st January 2013
You can follow James via this website or on Twitter: @captainketch James Ketchell (Captain Ketch) is a Hampshire Scouts ambassador, a serial adventurer, motivational speaker. In 2007, James was recovering from a serious motorcycle accident that left him with broken legs and a severely broken and dislocated... Read More