The Regional Team a very pleased to welcome Sarah Ward and Jacqui Shepherd who will jointly fill the role of Assistant Regional Commissioner (Communications).
Commenting on the appointments, our Regional Commissioner Marion said ‘Sarah is new to Scouting but brings a wealth of professional experience and Jacqui is a Beaver Scout Leader with a very active Colony and her knowledge of Scouting and her own professional skills will complement Sarah’s. One thing the share in abundance is enthusiasm for the task and I’m sure that sum will be even greater than the parts. I look forward to working with them both.’
(From L to R: Sarah, Jacqui and Bill)
Asked what she was most looking forward to, Jacqui said, ‘I'm looking forward to finding out what awesome activities Scouts across the Region are up to and to help them grow their sections by showing young people how much fun being a Scout is and dispelling some of the stereotypical images of scouts,’ she continued, ‘I am also hoping to encourage more sharing and collaboration of ideas and resources between the different districts and streamlining communications.’
Sarah added that she was ‘looking forward to working with an exciting and inspiring organisation and helping spread the word about the great things Clyde Scouts are doing!’
We’re also delight to announce that Bill McDonagh has taken up the role of Assistant Regional Commissioner (Development). Clyde Region has continued its growth and development steadily over the past few years. This has been enhanced, in areas of multiple deprivation, by the work of the Youth United Project. Bill has very actively encouraged the development the 5th Clyde Group, from its inception, with notable success.
We know that our Regional Commissioner Marion has got great plans to continue to grow Scouting and reflecting on Bill’s appointment to the team she said, ‘we want to move forward with development opportunities throughout the Region and support existing Groups to grow as well as starting new Groups. Bill’s experience in Scouting and professionally will, I am sure stand us in good stead to reach out to more young people and adults.’
Bill said, 'I'm looking forward to helping more young people and adults get involved in Scouting and stop missing out on the fun that we all have.'Author: Gary Bainbridge