What is a County Commissioner?

A County Commisioner’s role is to manage and support the Scout County to ensure it runs effectively and that Scouting within
the County develops in accordance with the rules and policies of The Scout Association so that that the
County provides good quality Scouting for young people and proactively supports and manages adults in
the County.


Where does Great London Middlesex West ( GLMW) cover?

Greater London Middlesex West Scout County is in the London Boroughs of Brent, Ealing, Harrow, Hammersmith & Fulham, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kensington & Chelsea, and City of Westminster.

Are you a Camper or glamper?

Definitely Camper. Although I have to admit that most of my time out in the wild is in the hills and mountains rather than the woods – hence the relatively rare sighting of trees in the pictures…

Whats your favourite piece of camping gear?

For the last few years, my hammock and tarp.

What’s your most embarrassing camping memory?

Locking the keys in the car when I was camping on a beach in the South of France. Nearest spare set 1000 miles away L…

What is your most treasured camping moment?

Getting up and heading off for a day Canoeing on some amazing lakes when I was camping in the middle of the Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario with my wife on our honeymoon in 1987.

What advice would you give to new first time campers ?

Enjoy every minute. Everything feels great in the end…

Any tips or tricks for kids who are going camping for the 1st time?

Pack your stuff well so you know where to find it. I try to keep different items in separate packs in my rucksack they’re easy to find.

What’s the best thing about being a Scout Leader?

So much to do and so much fun doing it. There is always another amazing thing to learn or do for the first time and when you see everyone enjoying it it’s just the best thing.

What’s the 1 thing you always take with you when you go camping?

My multi-tool penknife – never fails to be needed

Big thanks to my County Commisioner Richard Williams for taking some time out from his busy Scout Role and spending some time with Big Man in the Wods