About Us

Growth | Inclusivity | Youth Shaped

Graham Woolley
Graham Woolley Regional Commissioner East of England

As Scouts, we believe in preparing young people with #SkillsForLife. We encourage our young people to do more, learn more and be more. Each week, we give over 460,000 young people the opportunity to enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to succeed, now and in the future. We’re talking about teamwork, leadership and resilience – skills that have helped Scouts become everything from teachers and social workers to astronauts and Olympians.

We believe in bringing people together. We celebrate diversity and stand against intolerance, always. We’re a worldwide movement, creating stronger communities and inspiring positive futures.

The East of England Region is led by Regional Commissioner Graham Woolley and six County Commissioners. We are responsible for over 800 groups across the region who run active programmes to for over 42,000 young people. We also run County-based and International events.

Graham shared some thoughts with us recently:

Throughout the pandemic, our amazing adult volunteers have been delivering virtual programmes and activities regularly, despite the challenges! We believe that Scouting is improving the emotional and physical well-being of our young people and adults – why? Amongst other things, it’s great fun!

Along with everyone else, we’re all waiting to hear when we shall again be able to meet each other face-to-face and, get outdoors. Preparations have already started, so that we can be ready to go as quickly as possible, when we are able to do so.

In the meantime, I hope our young people will all have a go at the “Spring into Scouting” challenge and that our adult volunteers will share your great programme ideas via our new Programme Hub.

Let’s go for it!

Meet The County Commissioners

Matthew Burrell
Matthew Burrell County Commissioner Norfolk
Richard Pattison
Richard Pattison County Commissioner Essex
Mark Pearson
Mark Pearson County Commissioner Suffolk
Liz Walker
Liz WalkerCounty Commissioner Hertfordshire
Chris Ward
Chris Ward County Commissioner Cambridgeshire
Martin Wesley
Martin Wesley County Commissioner Bedfordshire