A MAN from Hook has been mentioned on the Queen’s Birthday List.

Adam Jollans, the chair of Hampshire Scouts Expeditions, was awarded an MBE for services to Scouting and Young People on Friday, 7 June.

Adam, 60, has been involved in the Scouting movement since he was 18-years-old, when he joined the Adventure Scouts in Reading.

This has led to a long voluntary career in Scouting, including eight years as the county commissioner for Hampshire and on to his current position at the Hampshire Scouts Expeditions.

Adam said: "It was a total surprise to find out that I had been awarded an MBE.

"I was surprised but pleased, and it is good that the Scouting community is getting recognition and that people are being recognised for their work.

"The impact that Scouting has on both adults and young people is tremendous and it is all about bringing communities together.

"It is absolutely a team game, and that is part of the attraction for adults who might want to volunteers."

Over his time in the movement, Adam has seen the number of Scouts grow, and it continues to do so.

He is also credited with helping to set up a Muslim Scout group in Basingstoke, a personal achievement of his.

Adam added: "It brings people together to build friendships, and that is what Scouting is about."

As a part of the job of organising the trips, it means that Adam has been on plenty with the Scouts himself, including to Tanzania and Gambia, where Hampshire Scouts have a special link, helping to work with Gambian Scouts to start and continue long-running projects, including constructing buildings.

In 2014, he was awarded the Silver Wolf, the highest adult award in Scouting, for 'service of the most exceptional nature.'