The search is on for someone to lead Bedfordshire Scouts. Could it be you?

Following a short period when Matt Mills, Scouting’s Regional Commissioner for the East of England, has been acting as our County Commissioner, the search is now on for the new leader of Scouting in Bedfordshire.

CountyCommissionerTasksWHO ARE YOU?

We’re looking for someone with management skills who can provide leadership, motivation and inspiration to volunteers. As County Commissioner you will support and guide adults through their Scouting journey and ensure that young people locally can access the best possible Scouting.


Every year we help 400,000 young people in the UK enjoy new adventures; to experience the outdoors, interact with others, gain confidence and have the opportunity to reach their full potential. And it’s not just young people who can get in on the action. Working alongside our youth members are thousands of adult volunteers, with a huge variety of roles and opportunities available.


Across Bedfordshire we have nearly five thousand young people experiencing everyday adventure with Scouting. There are also over one thousand adults involved as volunteers.


The County Commissioner will be required to:

  • lead the Scout County
  • ensure that the County provides good quality Scouting for young people
  • develop Scouting in the County
  • promote and maintain the policies of the Association within the County
  • proactively manage adults in the County.


If you know someone — not necessarily currently in Scouting, nor living in Bedfordshire — do think about nominating them. The forms are available online.

2013 Bedfordshire CC search letter

2013 Bedfordshire CC Vacancy Pack (updated)

Electronic correspondence should be sent to:

Hard copies can be sent to:

Bedfordshire County Commissioner Search Group
c/o Teri Adams The Scout Association
Gilwell Park
Bury Road
E4 7QW

Nominations should be received on or before Sunday 30th June .


Irish, formerly known as Michael, a student with The Open University, living in Dublin with his husband Andrew and their three cats. Also interested in first aid, heraldry, Scouting, and occasionally to be found at the organ or in a bell tower.

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