I am very pleased to be accepting the appointment of District Commissioner of a successful body of Scouting people. Together with my Deputy, Mrs Andrea Fairless, it is the intention to build on the successes that Scouting in Newport has enjoyed in the past.
We bring considerable experience to the roles and will use this to insure all levels within the District gain as much help and support, as is available, in order to carry out their functions thus helping to provide greater opportunities to our young membership.
Undoubtedly there will be times when changes maybe introduced, but it is anticipated that these will be implemented with your full knowledge and support.
I would ask you all to show your appreciation to Dave (Polly) Pollard, for “holding the fort” over the last year or so, by making a maximum effort to insure a full turn-out at this year`s St George`s Day Parade. In the meantime Polly, on behalf of Scouting in Newport, thank you very much for all your contributions.
In addition there is the forthcoming Portcullis Camp in May which will be Gwent wide. This will provide an opportunity for us all to join with our peers and partake in the “Jamboree experience.” There will be a wide array of activities available. This will also act as a rare opportunity for all Sections, in all Groups in Newport to camp together. Thus helping to give the help and support to everybody to gain that great “outdoor experience.”
I am looking forward to working with you all.