I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry
Christmas and to thank you for all you have done for Scouting in
the past year.
As we move into 2015, we have some exciting changes ahead.
Compass our new membership database will be fully implemented and
the new programme and branding comes into place. We see Network
provision returning to Districts and a closer working relationship
with the youth in our movement.
Like life, Scouting is continuously changing which is why Baden
- Powell called it a movement back in the early part of the
20th century. As we look further into the future
the Scout Association has four key objectives that we should all
strive towards in our everyday scouting leading up to 2018. These
are Growth, Inclusivity, a movement shaped by the Youth and a
positive community impact. In Avon we achieve most of these already
and during the next year will focus on how we can be more youth
shaped with adult guidance there to assist.
I finally want to thank all of your families and friends who
support you to undertake your Scouting role. If it is anything like
my house, there are many evenings that they are left alone or
relegated to a back room to allow a meeting to take place. I hope
that you will find time over this festive period to be with them
and able to come back fresh and raring to go in the New Year.
Merry Christmas and a prosperous Scouting 2015 to you all.
Yours in Scouting
County Commissioner, Avon Scouts