The last few weeks have seen a number of exciting appointments to the Regional Team. 

I am delighted to announce that following a thorough search process, George Brightman has been appointed as Youth Lead for South East Scotland Scouts. In this key role, George will help to ensure that the voice of young people across the Region is represented in key decisions and support volunteers to deliver youth shaped programmes. As part of this George will join the Regional Leadership Team and Regional Trustee Board as well as working closely with Mollie Reid, Scottish Youth Lead.

In addition we were excited to welcome our new Scouting Support staff Nacho and Amy who started with us at the start of April. In their roles they will play a key part in supporting us as we work towards the goals of our Regional #SkillsForLife Strategy as well as supporting volunteers across our Groups and Districts.

Find out more about the three of them in their own words below:

George Brightman – Youth Lead

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“I’m really excited to be taking on the role as Youth Lead for South East Scotland. I joined Scouts at the age of 10 in Wyre, Lancashire, later becoming an Explorer and Young Leader and when I turned 18, I became a volunteer with Cubs. I moved up to Edinburgh for University and immediately joined a Group, wanting to continue volunteering. I’m really looking forward to working with everyone across the Region to create more opportunities for more young people and to help them to meet new people, gain skills and be part of something bigger.”

Nacho Luna Borrás – Scouting Support Lead

“Hello, My name is Nacho and I’m the new Scouting Support Lead. I come from

Argentina and I started my personal Scout adventure at 10 years old. Since
then, the Scout movement has been a cornerstone in my personal and professional
development throughout my life. A further passion I have nurtured has been a
love for Outdoor Learning, Bushcraft and Survival skills. I love to work as a
team and I believe the best collaboration comes from shared and united values
and visions. I am excited about this opportunity with South East
Scotland Scouts and I hope to contribute to its ongoing success. I am confident that
my skills, experience, and passion for scouting, the outdoors and business and
marketing will create a positive impact on the Regional Strategy goals.”

Amy Irvine – Scouting Support Officer

“Hello, my name is Amy and I’m incredibly passionate about Scouting. I grew up in the Region and have been involved in the movement from a young age. What drives me the most is my genuine interest in fostering diversity and inclusivity within the scouting community. Beyond scouting, I’m deeply immersed in the world of sports, particularly ultra-marathons, triathlons, and mountaineering. I believe that through these experiences, we not only challenge ourselves physically but also cultivate invaluable skills of perseverance, teamwork, and leadership. I’m eager to share my journey and contribute to making scouting a more vibrant and inclusive space for all.