Penarth Scouts in the Alps on an international trip to Kandersteg, Switzerland in August. Girls and boys are now called “Scouts”

The 700 young people who are members of Penarth and District Scouts are about to have a change of leader.

After 8 years as the current District Commissioner for Penarth and District, Julian Jordan, is moving on to take up a new role as Area Commissioner of Cardiff and Vale.

Former District Commissioner Julian Jordan with local cubs. He’s now becoming Area Commissioner.

Mr Jordan says “I’ve enjoyed every minute of being District Commissioner, it has been a great challenge and to see the young people getting so much out of Scouting, is what it’s all for.”

As Area Commissioner, Julian Jordan ‘s new role will be to support over 4,500 members across the 2 counties of Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. He now has the task of  setting the  direction for Scouting locally, looking 3 to 5 years in advance and planning for the new housing developments being built in the area to ensure scouting is available to all new families coming to the area .

New Penarth and District Scout Leader Carl Rogers

The new District Commissioner for  in Penarth and District is to be Carl Rogers, who is currently the District Cub Leader [ cubs are in the 8 to 10 age group]  and  will be stepping up to his new role as from September 23rd.

Carl Rogers says  ”I’m very proud to be taking on this role. To lead, support and inspire
so we keep growing this amazing District, ensuring even more young people
experience our adventures and gain skills for life.”

As ever, the big headache for  the movement is finding enough capable adults to
support the demand for Scouting.

Scouting caters for both boys and girls aged from 6 to 25  and currently there is a waiting list to join because of the difficulties in  recruiting enough suitable adult volunteers. Scouting volunteer roles are open to anyone from the age of 14 to “80 plus” and anyone interested can  get in touch at the web-site or call 0345 300 1818.

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  1. Racist Mark (aka Mark Foster) says:

    Stephen Doughty used to be a scoutmaster I understand. Why doesn’t he take it up again, especially “to ensure scouting is available to all new families coming to the area”?

  2. Steven Thomas says:

    Who the hell is this new guy. Never seen him in penarth before

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