Inspiring generations

Jeremy Houghton

Inspiring generations

Inspiring generations

Acclaimed British artist and painter Jeremy Houghton ( has kindly agreed to be our official Artist in Residence as we head into commemorating 100 years at Gilwell Park in 2019.

Jeremy’s previous highlights and residencies include Windsor Castle, RAF100, The Olympics, Wimbledon and Highgrove where he has produced stunning pieces of work.


Jeremy will be sketching 100 individual Scouts, each with a unique story to be told capturing the diversity and breadth of the big Scout family through a range of social backgrounds, ethnicity, age, faith, disability and gender. The sketches will then be consolidated into one large magnificent piece of work to be displayed and portrayed through a range of marketing materials and versions available to the general public.

This project with supporting merchandise opportunities, an art gallery and possible tour of the artwork will help secure funds to support the Gilwell Museum appeal.

There will be a competition to name the final 100th person to be chosen as part of Jeremy’s sketches with members encouraged to nominate someone and why.


This initiative celebrates our great diversity in Scouting, supports our heritage and supports a legacy for the future.

For more information please email with the subject line 'Inspiring generations.'


Competition to be nominated as our 100th sketch

Jeremy has been busy capturing lots of wonderful images, including our Chief Scout, and we are now searching for our final 100th sketch.  If you would like to be included in this amazing project or nominate someone special, we'd love to hear from you.

In no more than 200 words, tell us why you or whomever you wish to nominate wishes to be part of the Inspiring Generations campaign. You can accompany your nomination with a photograph if you wish.  Please send no later than Friday 18 May to

The winner will be announced w/c 1 June - good luck!


"'I am delighted to be working with the Scouts on this exciting project as part of their Centenary celebrations. Capturing Scouts and their stories around the Skills for Life that Scouting gave them fills me with excitement and will give me the greatest pleasure.'"

Jeremy Houghton