AN “energetic and supportive’” young woman has been rewarded for her dedication to the Paisley and District Scouts with a top new job.

Leaders of the group,which has members from Paisley, Barrhead and Neilston, confirmed long-time Scout Eilidh Mather is to be the group’s first assistant commissioner – a role created to encourage greater youth involvement.

Eilidh is well-known across various Scottish Scouting groups given her roles in her home town of Paisley with the 33rd Paisley and District organisation, the Paisley and District Scout Network and by sitting on a number of Scout Scotland working panels.

Eilidh’s passion for making sure younger members are at the forefront of decision-making in the Scouts was another key factor in Eilidh landing the role.

One of Eilidh’s main remits will be to support the district’s Beaver Scouts through the early stages of their membership.

Eilidh is now looking ahead to the challenges which will come with her new position.

She said: “I’m excited to work across all sections assisting young people with shaping their Scouting adventure.

“I am passionate about ensuring young people, regardless of their age, have the opportunity to have their say in Scouting.

“Fraser and the Youth Advisory Group have started to make real progress in developing the District Youth Involvement Strategy and I am looking forward to supporting them in the coming weeks.”

Fraser Robertson, district youth commissioner with Paisley and District Scouts, said: “Eilidh brings a wealth of experience to the role from her time working with Scouts Scotland Headquarters and already has some fantastic ideas for the future of Youth Shaped Scouting within the district.”

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