Bronze Wolf Award

The Bronze Wolf, Scouting’s highest honour, the only award presented by the World Scout Committee, has been awarded to Anne Whiteford in recognition of her exceptional service to the Scout Movement.

Anne Whiteford has been involved in Scouting since 1977 as a Cub Scout leader, Scout leader, and later as an Assistant District Commissioner. In 1990, she worked professionally in Scouting at Gilwell Park in London before joining the World Scout Bureau in Geneva, where she was instrumental in coordinating the Global Strategy between 2001 and 2005. Anne was appointed as the Executive Director of Educational Methods, Research and Development from 2006 to 2011.

For almost 30 years, she has supported World Scouting at both the regional and world levels, drawing from her deep understanding across many areas of Scouting. She has great expertise in presenting the Youth Programme and was instrumental in coordinating the 2001-2010 Strategy for Scouting. She also performed a significant role in supporting the educational approaches of WOSM and led the WOSM team at several World Scout Events.

Her commitment, passion, and expertise in Scouting are evident in all that she does. She brings initiative, innovation, creativity, and dedication to the various roles she performs and has performed in Scouting.

A great role model to all, Anne has a great ability to support others and has mentored many young people. Currently, the Scottish Headquarters Commissioner (Development) with Scouts Scotland, she continues to support the development and growth of Scouting.

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