Hi, I'm one of the original gang responsible for re-opening Scouts in Stonehouse in 2014. So far, I've been a Scout Leader, Group Scout Leader (far too much work) and now Assistant Group Leader. During the day, I work as the Head of ICT for a large Housing Association in Glasgow which means that I'm also responsible for trying to get the motley crew in the Scouts Leadership team to use technology. Not an easy task, most of them are pretty old and struggle with the modern world.
I really enjoy working with the kids in Scouts, it's hard work but I really believe that Scouting benefits the kids in huge ways. We get to see confidence grow and while it's not easy to get all of them to pay attention sometimes, it's worth it. I just wish they'd stop calling me 'Mate'