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Leadership team

Scouting’s UK leadership partnership is made up of the Chief Scout and the UK Chief Commissioner.

Chief Scout

The Chief Scout provides inspirational leadership to the Scout Movement in the UK. The public face of Scouting, they ensure that we reach as wide an audience as possible.

Chief Scouts are appointed for a five-year tenure.

UK Chief Commissioner

The UK Chief Commissioner’s responsibility is to lead and manage all volunteers within Scouting and in particular the team of Chief Commissioners, UK Commissioners and the International Commissioner.


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