This in from Malcolm on behalf of Isle of Wight Scouts. Ed
We are always pleased to welcome new Adults or Young People into Isle of Wight Scouts, but this time we are looking to recruit a very special person.
Anthony Roberts (pictured above with his wife and Corf Campsite Committee Chairman, David Mattinson) has been Isle of Wight Scouts County Commissioner for five years and will be standing down from the role in March 2014.
New County Commissioner
We need to find a new County Commissioner to support and guide our leaders through their Scouting Journey and ensure that Young People on the Isle of Wight can access the best and widest range of Scouting Experiences.
We’re looking for someone with management skills who can provide leadership, motivation and inspiration to our volunteers; by comparison, Scouting experience will only be of a secondary concern.
1,500 Scouts on the Island
The new County Commissioner will lead Scouting in one of the fastest growing Counties in the UK with over 1,500 Scouts on the Island, and 28% of those Scouts are girls, the highest percentage in the country.
As a Scout you will become part of the biggest Youth Movement in the world, with over half a million members in the UK and over 32 million Scouts spread across almost every country around the world.
Volunteer today and make a positive impact in your community. To find out more and download an application pack, visit our website at www.isleofwightscouts.org.uk or call in to our Newport shop (the old Carphone Warehouse shop, near Laura Ashley on the High Street) on Saturday 14th December between 10:00am and 15:00pm where we will be pleased to answer questions and tell you more about the role of County Commissioner, or other roles within Isle of Wight Scouts.
Scouts and Leaders from our West Wight District will be in and around the Newport shop and St Thomas’ Square on Saturday, raising money to help provide Shelterboxes for the Philippines.
Shelterbox is a charity which assembles and distributes boxes containing tents, blankets, cooking equipment and other supplies necessary for a family to survive after a disaster. The boxes also contain tools and other equipment to allow the family to start rebuilding their lives.
If you can’t get to Newport on Saturday and you would like to support our Shelterbox fundraising, please visit the IW Scouts on-line collection page at BT MyDonate.