It is with a lot of excitement and a little apprehension(not sure that I would be human if there wasn’t) that I take over as District Commissioner of Slough District.
I joined the District back in 2006 from Cardiff, where I had several roles including Scout Leader, Acting Group Scout Leader and Assistant District Commissioner Scouts, and was immediately welcomed into the fold. From very early on I could tell that Slough District was a great place for all our youth members to be. There is a strong heritage and the want in every group to better themselves to make the experience that our members get an awesome one.
Now that being said, if back in 2006 you had told me that I would be taking over form Bruce I probably would have laughed at you, but having worked along side of Bruce as his deputy, I happily accepted the role.
My plan is to build on the growth that we have seen since 2007, while working with the existing groups and their teams to reach out to even more young people, to help the sections deliver even better programme and to strengthen the support structure and services we provide as a District Team to help make the lives of leaders at the coalface a little easier.
Bruce has left some big shoes to fill, having done a tremendous job leading Slough Scouting over the last ten years, but my plan is to fill those shoes and to lead the District onto bigger and better things.