I am delighted to announce that Kirstie Armsworth will become our new Scouting Support Officer, picking up the reins from Mike Treanor, following his retirement later this month.

In this role Kirstie will work with volunteers across the Region, providing support and direction for the restart of face to face Scouting as well as helping groups and districts with recruitment and retention as they respond to the challenges that the COVID pandemic has presented.

Kirstie brings a wide range of experience to the role, having worked in marketing over the past 20 years both in the public and private sectors and is looking forward to bringing these skills to support Scouting within South East Scotland.

Kirstie has seen the advantages of Scouting both as a volunteer and as a parent, having been a Beaver and Cub Leader at the 51st Pentland (Balerno) Scout Group where her son and daughter were also members.

In Kirstie’s own words:

I believe in Scouts and what you do having been part of the movement. Scouts plays a crucial part in the future of young children from country to city and no matter the child’s demographic or cultural background.

Kirstie will start work with us on 5 July. More information about her workload across the Region and how to contact her will be shared soon.

I know that Kirstie will be a great addition to the Regional team and am looking forward to working with her to help the Region grow and develop. I know that you will all join me in giving Kirstie a traditional Scouting welcome and wish her all the best in her new role.

Martin Elliot
Regional Commissioner