We are delighted to announce David Carlyon as the Area Commissioner for Gwent.

We caught up with David to learn a little about him and his new role!


Who do you work for outside of Scouting and in what role?
I have had many careers from Head Chef and Licensee to police officer in many roles and ranks. Now running four SME businesses! Married with three children, life is busy, busy!

I am also a true petrol head with a passion for classic cars! I loved to collect all things car, and whilst I am lucky enough to have a couple of classic cars now and owned a few others over my adult life, I gathered a collection of over 1500 model vintage cars as a kid! They live in the garage attic

Were you a Scout when you were younger?

I was introduced to Scouting as a Cub back in the 1980’s in Rubery, Worcestershire whilst He grew up in Rednal and the Lickey Hills near Blackwell Activity Centre.

Why did you want to become involved in Scouting?

I became a Scout because there is a part of me that will always want to ‘make a difference’, contribute to the greater good, and have fun. Now that I do not police anymore, Scouting scratches that itch!
I returned to Scouting when my eldest (now nearly 17) joined Beavers and taking on Leadership of a Cub Pack in 1st Gilwern, Monmouthshire….the rest, ‘as they say’, is history!

What will your role as Area Commissioner involve?

My role is the support and leadership of four Districts in Gwent, and support to the South Wales regional commissioner and Scouts Cymru.