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Future Leaders Programme

Could you lead the Movement in the future?
The East Midlands Region is embarking on an exciting and innovative volunteer development programme in 2020.

Twenty people will participate in the innovative and exciting Future Leaders Programme (FLP) from January 2020, and will be immersed in a one year supported programme that will equip them to take on senior volunteer management roles much sooner than normally anticipated.

The counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire are delivering this programme at various locations across the East Midlands.

The Future Leaders Programme is fully funded and will involve three development weekends and two development days evenly placed throughout 2020.

The Future Leaders Programme will allow participants to fully understand national as well as local Scouting.

Who is the Future Leaders Programme for?
The Future Leaders Programme is designed for adult members across the East Midlands, delivered at a local level. These members should have a passion for Scouting and want to play their part in leading other volunteers by taking on the key leadership and management roles of Group Scout Leader, District Commissioner and County Commissioner.

Traditionally, taking on these roles has required a number of years’ experience to be successful; the Future Leaders Programme is designed to dramatically reduce this time frame and prepare people for these challenging roles.

Two important drivers from The Scout Association strategy are Inclusivity and being Youth Shaped. The Future Leaders Programme will help create volunteer managers that are both reflective of the diversity of the local and UK community and to give a greater representation of young adults under 25 years of age (though crucially, the programme will be open to all).

Whilst any adult member of any age can apply for a place on the Future Leaders Programme and will be fully considered, it is ideally suited to people between the ages of 23 and 33 years of age.

Future Leaders Programme – Information Pack Application Form – Furture Leaders

Campsites Ashby and Coalville District Leaders

Gone Home – Mandy Carney

It is with great sadness that I have to report that Mandy Carney has died. Mandy suffered a stroke earlier in the week and died on Thursday 31st October.

Mandy had been a member of 118th and was an active member of 222nd Scout Group as well as being a member of the Birmingham County Climbing Team. She had also been Camp Warden at Willesley Scout Camp Site in Leicestershire and a District Assistant Commissioner in Spitfire District, North East Birmingham District and within Leicestershire.

She was due to marry Martin Ramsay yesterday and our thoughts go out to Martin at this sad time. 

Many Thanks

Kind Regards


Geoff Shuttleworth

District Commissioner

Tame Valley Birmingham