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Volunteering at Scouts is changing to help us reach more young people

Volunteering is changing to help us reach more young people

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Nigel Ball

Nigel has been in Scouting since he was a Cub. He’s held a variety of roles in the movement at Section, Group, District and County level and is currently Deputy County Commissioner for Avon in the South West. In this role he is responsible for developing Scouting across the County, which includes growing places available to young people, including in areas of deprivation, building strong teams and implementing plans to create sustainable development into the future. He volunteers because Scouting has helped shape who he is and what he’s achieved in life, so he believes strongly in the opportunities scouting provides for young people.
Nigel works for a FTSE 100 company in a senior management role and has set up formal governance around one of the largest databases in the UK. He looks after data management tooling and roadmaps to support the business' data strategy. 
Alongside his professional experience Nigel has also served as a school governor for 10 years, including time as Vice Chair and Chair of Finance.  He also has experience of mentoring social entrepreneurs.
Nigel Ball smiling at the camera while wearing glasses, a navy Scouts polo shirt and stripy scarf