Moving on from Scouting

After 10 years of service, it's time for me to move on from my role as Chairman of the HQ Management committee.

The Wymondham Scouts and Guides HeadQuarters
The Wymondham Scouts and Guides HeadQuarters

I've been involved with the local Scouting and Guiding groups since my children joined Beavers and Rainbows. For the last 10 years I've served on the 1st Wymondham Scouts and Guides Hall Management committee, first as Secretary and then as Chairman.

There have been many memorable projects and events organised by the committee. For me some of the highlights are:

As it stands, the building is in a good state, the groups continue to be happy meeting there, social relations are good, and we enjoy a healthy financial situation. Now it's time for me to move on to focus on other things, and give the opportunity for some new blood to take over: I will be stepping down as Chairman at our next AGM in September.

For me this has been an extremely rewarding way to support my local community, and it has been inspiring to see so many friendly, talented, generous and dedicated people come together in support of a common goal. I'd encourage anyone to approach your local Scouting and Girl Guiding groups to see how you can help; I can guarantee that help is badly needed and will be very much appreciated.

And of course I wish to express my warmest thanks to the leaders of our Wymondham Scouts and Guides, all the team members of the management committee, and parents, past and present, for their hard work and support. I shall treasure many warm memories.

Logo of the Wymomndham Scouts and Guides