Roger Scrutton: A Distinguished Service

Last Saturday not only marked our AGM but was also our President Roger Scrutton’s last day ‘in office’. With the launch of Volunteers’ Week from 1st to 7th June, we thought it was a fitting time to recognise Roger’s contribution to orienteering having served his maximum 9-year tenure on the SOA Board of Directors as a volunteer.

Roger has been at the helm of Scottish Orienteering for 6 years and seen the transition of the organisation to a registered charity as well as expansion of our staffing complement to reflect the growth of the sport and our ambitions!

When not orienteering, Roger is an academic geologist and can be found supporting students at the University of Edinburgh. He is a UKCC Level 3 qualified coach in orienteering and remains an active volunteer coach for his club ESOC, regularly offering school sessions. This year he supported the delivery of the Open Junior weekend and participated at both the British and Scottish Championships over the last two weekends.

Scottish Orienteering is hugely indebted to Roger for the time, energy and expertise he has put into the organisation and the sport as a whole. In recognition of this Roger was presented a Distinguished Service Award at the AGM on Saturday and the members voted in favour of awarding him an Honorary Lifetime Membership of Scottish Orienteering.

Thank you from us all Roger!