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New hand at the tiller for scouting in Eden

Mike Freeman, Eden Scouts District Commissioner

Eden Scouts have appointed a new District Commissioner to oversee the 8 groups in the area provide adventure and skills for life for 500 young people in the District.

Mike Freeman from Penrith is currently Group Scout Leader in the town and brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the role as he takes over from outgoing Commissioner Simon Woodrow. He will oversee the District’s eight scout groups, ranging as far apart as Keswick and Appleby, and their fun and varied activities, including annual swimming galas, incident hikes, cooking competitions and camps.

Mike says; “I’m so excited to be taking on this new role, supporting adult volunteers across the area. I want to make sure that Scouting in Eden prepares young people with the skills for life that I gained as a scout, whilst offering fun, challenge and adventure. Scouting has helped me achieve things I never thought I was capable of, gain new skills; it has even helped get me jobs! I want to make sure that young people across Eden have these same opportunities.”

Eddie Ward, Cumbria Scouts County Commissioner said: “I’m really pleased to appoint Mike into this new role as his passion and ambition will be a great driving force in the District’s ongoing development. We have a great opportunity ahead to ensure that Scouting continues to grow in Eden District and provide important skills for life for our young people.”

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