EACH week, we are profiling a member of the Scouts in the Basingstoke area to find out why they are involved in the organisation.

Name: Mushtaque Ali

What’s your role in the Scouts?: Group Scout leader

What group do you work with?: 3rd Basingstoke

What’s your day job?: Information security project manager for Sky.

How did you end up getting involved?: There was a need to start a Muslim group.

What’s your favourite part of your role?: Promoting Scouts to the Muslim community.

What new skills have you learnt through volunteering?: Leadership, perseverance.

What would you say to someone thinking of getting involved?: Improve your lifeskills.

For more information about Scouts in Basingstoke, or to find out more about how you can get involved, go to bwds.org.uk/contact.