All the latest news from around the county.

Gone Home Kath Malkin

It is with great sadness that I write to inform you of the very sad & sudden loss of Kath Malkin, Beaver Scout Leader, 9th Hayes Scout Group.

Kath passed away on the 10th March whilst undergoing treatment in hospital.

Kath joined 9th Hayes as an Assistant Beaver Scout Leader in 1992, she then took on the role of Beaver Leader in 1997.

Area, Growth and Development Manager

A vacancy has arisen for an Area, Growth and Development Officer. For more information about the role and details of how to apply, please visit

RSPCA Pet Ownership and Animal Welfare Sessions

The RSPCA Central London Branch are offering sessions to local youth groups on pet ownership and animal welfare. If you are interested in having someone come along to one of your meetings to give a talk please contact Susan Botherway.


Susan Botherway

New County Commissioner for Greater London Middlesex West

Following an extensive search, I am absolutely delighted and very pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Williams as the next County Commissioner for GLMW to succeed myself with effect from 2nd April 2017. Richard is known to most people and has led the programme team for the past 18 months as part of the county review and prior to that led Explorer Scouting.  Richard is also our leader for the forthcoming county Expedition to Kandersteg and a member of the training team. From the extensive number of nominations, I know Richard will have your full support as he leads Middlesex West forward, and continue the strategy and vision we have all been part of. I had purposefully left several roles vacant in the county team knowing that changes were pending and now Richard has the opportunity to shape the future team based on the current county needs. Richard and I will commence the handover process in April, and I will be supporting him as both his line manager and friend. I'm sure you will all join me in wishing Richard well for the future as your County Commissioner.

Terry Kingham, Regional Commissioner

St George's Day Awards 2017

The County congratulates the following members on their awards for Meritorious Conduct and for Good Service in this year's St. George's Day Awards:-

MEDAL FOR MERITORIOUS CONDUCT "For Meritorious Conduct of an Exceptionally High Standard"
Nigel Riordan  Scout Leader, Group Scout Leader (Acting),1st Hammersmith, District Executive Committee Member, West London District, County Training Adviser 

SILVER WOLF - "In recognition of services to Scouting of the most exceptional nature"
Christopher Latcham
  Group Vice President, 28th Willesden, Willesden District

Joan Oxenham Cub Scout Leader, Group Scout Leader, 9th Roxeth (St Andrews), District Scout Active Support Member, Harrow and Wealdstone, County Training Adviser

New County Commissioner - Greater London Middlesex West

Do you have management and leadership experience, excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to motivate and inspire others? Greater London Middlesex West (GLMW) Scouts are looking for a volunteer with management experience who wants to do more in their community. Key attributes needed include good interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate and inspire others. The successful candidate will be responsible for taking GLMW forward into the future as a growing organisation relevant to young people and adults alike. Our current youth membership in the County is over 7,300. These young people are supported by 1,251 adults.

How to apply

The application pack attached below provides more information about Scouting in GLMW and the County Commissioner role. The nomination form can be found at the end of this pack. Please complete and return the nomination form to Terry Kingham at the email address given below and not the one given on the pack.

Further information:

County Levy 2017

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