Andrew - GSL - croppedFurther to the recent announcement that our present Group Scout Leader Louise Cooper will be taking on the role of Rossendale District Commissioner, we are pleased to announce that the new Group Scout Leader will be Andrew Cooper.

Andrew whose present role is Beaver Scout Leader of Purple Beaver Colony is this year celebrating 31-years as a Leader at the 38th.

His connections go back even further to 1972 when he joined the Group as a Cub Scout.

Andrew says “the time seems right to take on this new level of responsibility and to make way for younger members of the Leadership team.  I look forward to working closer with Leaders and Members across all Sections”.

The good news for the Beavers in the Group is that “Eagle” will continue to participate in both Beaver Colony meetings in the capacity of an Assistant Beaver Scout Leader.

Andrew will officially start his new role at the beginning of July.

Oliver Section Leader - croppedFurther to the above announcement, we are also pleased to report that Oliver Cooper will be taking on the role of Beaver Scout Leader for Purple Beaver Colony.

Oliver who joined the 38th as a Beaver Scout in the year 2000 has progressed through Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts and took on an Assistant Beaver Scout Leader role in October 2012.  He has recently completed his Leader training and received his “Wood Badge” at the St. George’s Day Parade.

Mick - Section Leader - croppedIn a further Leadership change, we can announce that Mick Hides will be taking on the “Akela” title for Grey Cub Pack.  He has been “acting Akela” since October last year.

Mick spent time as a Scout and Venture Scout in his youth before becoming an Assistant Scout Leader at his former Group in Scunthorpe where his dad was Group Scout Leader and his mum a Cub Scout Leader.  He gave up the role when he went away to University.

Mick joined the 38th as an Occasional Helper with Grey Pack in 2011 before taking on an Assistant Cub Scout Leader role.  On completion of his training he now wears his dad’s Wood Badge and Woggle as his parents are no longer Scouting.

Congratulations to them all and we wish them good luck in their new roles.

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