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In Conversation With Matt Hyde: Tim Peake

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In this instalment of In Conversation With, Martin talks to Matt Hyde about the Tim Peake Scouting connection, and whether more exposure could have been achieved from it.

“We’ve had a bit of engagement with him and I hope we continue to, because I think he’s a real inspiration to young people.”

Tim Peake has previously credited his success in his career as an astronaut to his background in Scouting, and Matt Hyde explains that he believes that adventurous and inspirational figures such as Tim are brilliant role models to young people.

So, should he be the next Chief Scout? Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, says Matt.

“We’ve got a fairly fabulous Chief Scout at the moment who… is continuing to do amazing work in extending our reach.”