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The Scout Association and Cotswold Outdoor are delighted to invite you to an evening with new Chief Executive of The Scout Association, Matt Hyde, in Cotswold Outdoor’s central London store on Piccadilly, London. Since the partnership began, Cotswold Outdoor has been offering all adult Scout members a 20% discount in their 67 stores nationwide and online. They also offer a range of services for your scouting groups including free expert boot and rucksack fittings, kit talks, meeting space, and of course, years of experience in working with Scouts groups.


At this exclusive event, they will be offering even more special offers for attendees, as well as giving away a brand new Montana 6 Deluxe tent (worth over £600) to one lucky Leader. Each area of the store will be manned by an outdoor and adventure expert who can offer advice and tips on equipment, clothing and preparing for the outdoors. Most importantly though, it will be an opportunity to quiz Matt Hyde on his vision and plans as the new Chief Executive of The Scout Association. Matt has expressed his wishes to meet and talk with as many Scout volunteers as possible, and this is a perfect chance to make your voice heard. Hans Falkenburg, the CEO of Cotswold Outdoor, will be available to answer your questions throughout the evening.

PROGRAMME FOR THE EVENING 6.00pm : Drinks and canapés available. 6.30pm : Cotswold CEO Hans Falkenburg introduces their partnership with The Scout Association. 6.40pm : UK Chief Commissioner, Wayne Bulpitt introduce Matt Hyde. 6.45pm : Matt Hyde introduction to adult volunteers. TO CONFIRM YOUR ATTENDANCE: Either fill an online form at: Or email us at:

7.00pm : A chance to meet Matt Hyde and chat informally about Scouting. Cotswold Outdoor staff will also be on hand to talk about what your local store can offer you and will be offering boot and rucksack fitting workshops throughout the evening.

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