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Malc Smith – Assistant County Commissioner (International)

History

In October 2015 I was asked to take on the role of Assistant County Commissioner (International). Although various people have held the position of International Adviser the Island hasn’t had a dedicated ACC (I) until now.

Since taking on the role along with some ‘volunteers’ I have supported trips to the 15th World moot in Iceland, Scout camp at the Sweden Jamboree, established contacts in Coburg, Germany & most recently have organized the run the selection process to find 9 youth & 1 Adult representatives to attend the World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia, America in 2019.

Purpose

The future of my role is to promote & encourage International & Worldwide experiences to Island members. The older sections are more likely to undertake these experiences, but it should not be restricted, with the correct planning younger sections could have an International experience, researching or linking with another Country (JOTI & JOTA) could help establish a link.