An Interview with our new County Commissioner

We recently interviewed our new County Commissioner (Robert Sidley - or Sid as he is known) and thought you'd like to know some of the more unusual things we found out about him.
Sid's picture is shown below - so hopefully you'll readily recognise him. In case you are wondering, Sid is a Sea Scout and thus wears the Sea Scout Uniform.

Q: Where did you grow up? 
 I was born in Hereford and lived in a small village called Ewyas Harold after covering my Dad's police car in slurry and setting fire to the living room we moved to Worcester where I went to school and the rest is history.

Q: What was your dream job growing up? 
 To be an archeologist

Q: Tell us something surprising about yourself? 
 You need to talk to me to find out!

Q: Do you support a sports team? 
 No – completely neutral.

Q: Who’s your favourite 80s band? 
 That’s a tough one, I love the 80’s music era and have several favourites but none that Ill declare!. 

Q: What do you love most scouting? 
 Those smiles on the young people when they realise they can achieve. 

Q: What was your best memory of Scouting? 
 Walking through Gatwick airport enroute to Norway. Another co-leader was taking his scouts through customs when the scout decided to blow up a paper bag and they create an exploding sound…. 

Q: What do you think is the key to Scouting? 
: Help each other, respect our commitments and engage with the opportunity to push and explore new boundaries – the best being you get to do things you never thought you could and see individuals develop and explore the world around them, with all that entails.

Q: Where do you work? 
 I worked for a company called Inspiring Learning and head up the learning and development. 

Q: Favourite activity in Scouting? 
 Sitting back of a day and watching the campfire flicker. 

Q: What’s your best cheese joke? 
 Why didn’t the cheese want to get sliced? Because he had greater plans! 

Q: Talking about food, what's your favourite type of food? 
 Saucisson (a variety of thick, dry cured sausage that originates in France), with some soft Normandy cheese and a few walnuts – purely divine!. 

Q: So now we know what food you enjoy eating, describe your perfect day. 
 A paddle down the river with my own thoughts then back home and relaxing with the family! 

Q: What's your favourite sport? 
 I’m not a huge sports fan, but quite partial to a day at the rugby. 

Now you know Sid a bit better and can hopefully make him very welcome!