We have exciting news! Introducing Gavin Scott who is our new Area Commissioner for Clwyd!

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

Where are you from?

I now live in the village of Pennyffordd in Flintshire but I grew up in Llangollen.

Who do you work for outside of Scouting and in what role?

In my day job I work for Airbus. I joined their engineering apprenticeship scheme after completing my A-levels and I’m now a Design Engineer working on aircraft wings. I’ve also recently completed a Masters in Aircraft Design at Cranfield.

Were you a Scout when you were younger?

I joined as a Beaver, and after a couple of house moves settled in Llangollen where I’ve been involved in Scouting since 2004.

Why did you want to become involved in Scouting?

After all the opportunities I received as Scout through my childhood and teenage years, staying on as a leader was the natural way to give something back – but also for me to carry on gaining those experiences!

What will your role as Area Commissioner involve?

My role as AC is to support the leaders in continuing to deliver excellent Scouting, then to grow and develop that provision so scouting in Clwyd continues to thrive.

What do you hope to achieve in your new role and for Scouting in Wales?

I hope to be able to support more adults in delivering amazing adventures to more young people. I also want to continue to shape our offering to ensure that it meets the needs of our young people.

How do you think your professional career will benefit your role within Scouting?

Taking on a management role in Scouting is another opportunity to build & practice all important leadership skills. The geographical challenges of managing an area are not dissimilar to the challenges of working with teams sat all over Europe in my day job, so I can transfer what I have learnt previously to my new role in Scouting.