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International Women’s Day

Felicity McNeice – ACT

For International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating the stories of women in Scouting and the contribution they make to our movement. Felicity McNeice is one.



Group Leader and Rover Adviser


Cub Scout Leader.

What Brought You Into Scouting?

I wanted adventure, fun and meeting new people.

What Keeps You In Scouting?

The wonderful community and people. Also sharing adventures and developing and challenging myself with every event or activity that I undertake.

What’s the best thing you’ve done in Scouting?

I don’t think there can ever be one best thing. I loved my time as a Rover Scout with my Crew. The camps, hikes, Moots and our house boat trip. As a leader hiking with other leaders to scatter a Venturer Scout leader (my husband who I met in Rovers) ashes over a mountain top, having a fantastic group camp with a medieval theme, going to Cuboree or Jamboree with my Cub Scouts and Scouts from my group. There are just too many to say one.

Would you recommend Scouting to other women and why?

Absolutely. Not only does it help you to give back to the community and share your talents, but it helps to develop yours and challenge you out of your comfort zone. It’s also a great way to get out of doors and into nature and among a great and diverse group of people.

What do you think is the most important thing that women can bring to Scouting?

Women are usually great at having a sense of sensitivity. I think women in Scouts can show young girls how to be empowered and not restrict themselves just because they are a woman.

What do you do in life outside of Scouting?

I am an executive teacher at the local primary school. A mum of a 19 year old. Like to garden and read and cook.

And obviously camp, hike and enjoy the outdoors

Who is your female ‘hero’?

I don’t have one.

Do you have any other ‘heroes’?

No, not really.

Do you have a personal philosophy that motivates you?

Always try your best and give things a go.