We were delighted to learn from the Chief Commissioner, Graham Haddock, that Elaine Grant has been appointed to succeed Jenny Steven as Regional Commissioner for Highlands & Islands Region from 1st April 2017.
Elaine was introduced to Scouting as a young leader through the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme and became an Assistant Cub Leader in 1990 in Wick. She maintained her involvement in Cubs in Aberdeen while studying there and subsequently in Insch. In 2000, Elaine returned to Wick and quickly became part of her local Scout Group. At that time the Beaver Section was in great need of a leader and with her children in the section she volunteered. When the Explorer Section was launched the Explorers were asked to pick a Leader. They chose Elaine, which proved to be a steep learning curve.
In the past few years Elaine has been an ACSL and ASL as well as taking up the role of DC for Caithness and subsequently Orkney.
I'm sure that everyone across Highlands & Islands Region will wish Elaine well in this new challenge!