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Scouts across Preston have a new chief

Posted on - 17th September, 2016 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Things To Do
Steve Morton is now in charge of scouting across Preston

Steve Morton is now in charge of scouting across Preston

Scouts in Preston have a new chief as the West Lancashire branch continues to rapidly expand.

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West Lancashire Scouts has appointed Steve Morton as their new county commissioner.

He will lead one of the biggest and best performing counties in the UK Scout movement.

The 44-year-old is respinsible for developing the Scout movement in Preston and beyond – as they look to have 15,000 members by 2018.

Mr Morton said: “I am delighted and immensely proud to have been selected as the new County Commissioner for West Lancashire Scouts. I am already looking forward to working with all of our volunteers to continue to provide new challenges and adventures for young people across the county. I believe that we have some of the best volunteers in the world who provide a first-class adventurous programme in partnership with the young people themselves.

“I fondly remember my first Cub meeting at eight-years-old and am passionate that every young person gets the opportunity to enjoy the same feeling and to continue through the movement as I have.”

Read more: Preston welcomes its new scout group Preston Central

He replaces Carl Hankinson who steps down after 10 years in the role.

Mr Hankinson said: “I have greatly enjoyed my role in helping to make Scouting accessible to more young people and helping them to get a better start in life. We are a vibrant, diverse and growing organisation and I look forward to seeing Steve lead West Lancs Scouts to become even more successful.”

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