News | New UK Commissioner for Adult Support appointed
The Scout Association and UK Chief Commissioner Tim Kidd are pleased to announce the appointment of Amir Cheema as UK Commissioner for Adult Support.
Amir Cheema, the Deputy Chair and one of the founding members of the Muslim Scout Fellowship, has been officially appointed the new UK Commissioner for Adult Support.
Amir, who was a Cub and a Scout, began his volunteering journey in early 2003 as a Beaver Leader at 26th North Cote, in Cabot District, Avon County. He also worked with family and friends to start 1st Bristol Scout Group in December 2003. Amir has served as an Assistant Group Scout Leader, and the District Commissioner for Brunel District in Avon, Somerset. Amir has supported the 2007 World Scout Jamboree as Head of Voice Communications and was co-opted to the Programme and Development Sub-Committee (Operations Committee) working on improvement initiatives. As part of the Muslim Scout Fellowship, for the last 14 years Amir has supported the development and Growth of Scouting.
In 2014, Amir won a Point of Light Award. At the time, the Prime Minister, David Cameron said, ‘I’m delighted to recognise Amir as a Point of Light. What he is doing is so inspiring. By pioneering the growth of Scouting in Muslim communities he is making this great tradition something that can be shared by everyone.’
In 2015, Amir was also awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for his services to the Scout Movement.
‘I am delighted to support the fantastic adult volunteers who work tirelessly to develop young people to be their best,’ says Amir. ‘I’m looking forward to being of service to all adult volunteers in our Movement and making positive contributions to move Scouting forward.’
‘I am deeply impressed with Amir's commitment to Scouting and his track record in helping our adult volunteers to do the best that they can,’ says UK Chief Commissioner Tim Kidd. ‘There are exciting times ahead and I am delighted to welcome Amir to Team UK in this vital role of UK Commissioner for Adult Support.’
Amir has lived and worked in Bristol for more than 31 years. Professionally, Amir works as a Programme Manager. He graduated from University of Bristol with a Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing systems.
Amir is eager to hear how he can support you in his new role: ‘I would love to hear about your experiences and how we can improve what we do.’ Please feel free to contact him through Twitter and Facebook.