Cornwall Scouts have appointed a new county commissioner, Cornish businessman Neil Slade.

Neil will lead the team of adult volunteers who deliver programmes and provide skills to more than 5,000 members.

Neil, who manages the Penmorvah Manor Hotel in Falmouth, has been part of the Scouting movement for nearly 30 years, having joined the 2nd Falmouth (All Saints) group at the age of 12. 

Neil said: ‘Cornwall is a fantastic place in which to Scout. I’m really looking forward to developing the support that the county provides to its brilliant volunteer teams.

‘As Scouts, we believe in preparing young people with skills for life. We encourage our young people to do more, share more and be more.’