I am delighted to announce the following appointments to the Staffordshire Scouts County Team:stafford

County Youth Commissioner

Josh Armitage 

Josh has taken on the role of County Youth Commissioner having been undertaking the role of Deputy Youth Commissioner over the last 12 months. He has a plethora of knowledge about Youth Involvement and will be supporting Scouting across the County to make sure that we are fulfilling our Youth Shaped target for 2018! Josh will be responsible for making sure that as a County that we put young people at the heart of the things we do and that they are able to have a big impact on the decisions that we make.

Deputy County Youth Commissioners

Emmie Smith and Beth Feeley 

Emmie and Beth will be working alongside Josh in developing Youth Involvement across our County, Districts and Groups. They will be interacting and supporting District Youth Commissioners, along with helping provide the tools and knowledge for growing youth involvement. Their key goal is making sure that we are able to give all young people the opportunities to shape their own Scouting experiences.

Together Josh, Beth and Emmie will be joining the development team and making sure we take Youth Shaped Scouting even further as challenged within our County Development Plan. Please welcome them on board and I hope they are able to support you with regards to all things ‘Youth Shaped’ going forward!

ACC Cubs

We would also like to take this opportunity to update you and thank Jen Lloyd and Emma Ball who are stepping from the ACC Cubs roles. Both Emma and Jen have provided support and events for the Cub section over the last couple of years, including our County Superheroes camp for 900 Cubs in 2015 and more recently an amazing Chester Zoo Cub Camp to celebrate 100 years of Cubs! Emma will be taking on the role of County Cub Leader to help support the section going forward and Jen is going to be working more closely with Cubs in her District. Thank you to both for your hard work! For any Cub queries please contact Paul Creaser) who will do his best to support you.

Yours in Scouting,


Rob Gilbert

Deputy County Commissioner (Development)