New County Youth Commissioner appointed

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WARWICKSHIRE Scout Association has appointed Ben Reed-Screen as the new County Youth Commissioner for across Warwickshire.

Ben has moved to the county from the north coast, of Wales, and will be bringing the members closer to the Scout Vision set for 2018.

He is looking forward to visiting the groups and looking for new ideas to help promote scouting across the county, which help develop the skills for our membership.

Speaking about his goal, Ben said: “To encourage the youth of Warwickshire to take ownership of their sections and take a more active role in running their activities and developing new programmes.”

Each group has its own unique skills and style and it is Ben’s aim to help share these across the county so that everyone can learn from each other.

Scouts girls and boysMeanwhile, volunteers are needed for a new Beaver colony and Scout group to open, as well as increase numbers in a Cub section, in the Clopton community of Stratford.

A range of roles are available from activity leaders, to assistants, administrators, secretary to management roles for the team, accounts and the smooth running of the group.

Liz Curran, growth and development officer for The Scout Association, said: “We are now looking for enthusiastic, fun loving adults, who with training and support can help us open our Beaver section,  for girls and boys, aged five and three quarters up to eight.”

Liz said that they are also increasing numbers in the Cub section, for girls and boys aged eight to ten and a half, who meet in the school hall at Thomas Jolyffe Primary School, on Wednesday evenings.

The growth and development officer added that if there were more volunteers, a Scout section, for girls and boys aged ten and a half to 14, could also be potentially opened.

The Scout Association will offer training and mentors. Anyone who would like to know more, has been asked to call Liz Curran on 0753 9935121 or e-mail liz.curran@scouts.org.uk