John has been a key person in South East Scotland for many years and we are very proud that he has a new role in Scouts Scotland. Well done, John!

John writes:

As Scotland Commissioner (Scout Active Support), I will provide leadership and strategic direction for Scout Active Support across Scottish Scouting, working with Regions and Districts to promote and develop Scout Active Support, and supporting and advising Scout Active Support Units.

I have more than 40 years’ service in Scouts as an adult volunteer in roles including Section Leader (Scouts and Venture Scouts), International Commissioner, Scout Section Commissioner, District Commissioner and Area Commissioner. I was the first Regional Chair in South East Region, and for the last 8 years have been Treasurer and a Trustee of Scouts Scotland. I have also served six years as a Trustee of The Scout Association.