Senlac Scouts’ new district commissioner

New district commissioner for Senlac Scouts Mike Clark
New district commissioner for Senlac Scouts Mike Clark

A new district commissioner will take the reins of Senlac Scouts.

Mike Clark, who has held a number of roles within the district over the last 15 years, including district treasurer, explorer leader and deputy district commissioner, will takeover the reigns from long-standing DC Cliff Wilson in June 2014.

Having completed a maximum term of ten years as district commissioner, Cliff has overseen a consistent period of growing numbers with young people benefitting from scouting, more than any other district in East Sussex.

Mike commented “It is a privilege to take over from Cliff as DC for the Senlac district.

“Cliff has done a fantastic job leading the district, which has over 600 youth members supported by over 130 volunteers across scout groups from Burwash and Etchingham, Robertsbridge, Battle, Ninfield, Crowhurst, Little Common to three Groups in Bexhill.

“Our focus will remain providing a balanced programme helping young Scouts develop as individuals and gain valuable skills for life.

Scouting provides real benefits and fun for all those young boys and girls and the adult volunteers who give up significant time to join in.”

The Scout Association, whose chief scout is Bear Grylls, has been providing scouting to young people since 1907 and it continues to grow in popularity with over 434,000 youth members supported by 130,000 volunteers in the UK.

Scouting is all about fun, challenges and adventure.

It is the UK’s biggest mixed youth organisation. Scouting can change lives by offering six to 25-year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in the communities, which we live.

Mike continued: “As we continue to provide programmes for young Scouts we are keen to recruit more adult volunteers to support this.

“If you want to give something back to the community and get real enjoyment from seeing young people develop, have fun along the way and are able to devote some time either directly working with the scouts or helping provide management/admin support for our groups then please get in touch.”

Anyone who would like to get involved please contact Harry Saunders on 01424 211465 to discuss how you can help.