Wayne Bulpitt

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Wayne Bulpitt
OccupationFounder of Active Group[1]
Spouse(s)Julie Bulpitt
ChildrenAlastair, Francesca

Wayne Bulpitt, CBE (born June 1961) was the UK Chief Commissioner for The Scout Association from 2009 until 2016.[2][1][3]


Wayne Bulpitt was born in June 1961[4] and has lived in Guernsey since 1983.[5] In 1988 he married his wife Julie, with whom he has two children.[5]


Bulpitt founded a financial service consulting company, Active Group, in 2001.[6] He is involved with a number of other companies that deal with financial services and investments.[7][1]


In 2009 Bulpitt became the first UK Chief Commissioner of The Scout Association.[8] This was a new role in Scouting after altering the original Chief Scout role to become more focused on the promotion of scouting, leaving the managerial role to the UK Chief Commissioner.[9] Bear Grylls was appointed Chief Scout at the same time Bulpitt was appointed UK Chief Commissioner.[8] At the end of his term, Bulpitt was replaced in the role by Tim Kidd in August 2016.[3]

In March 2014, during Scouting Ireland's National Council in the Sliver Springs Hotel, Cork City, Ireland, Bulpitt was given the highest order given to a Scouter within Scouting Ireland, the Order of CúChulainn.

Bulpitt was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to the Scout Association.[10]


  1. ^ a b c Jamie Nimmo (26 August 2016). "Britains top scout wins 61 million fundraiser badge". Archived from the original on 4 September 2016. Retrieved 4 September 2016.
  2. ^ Wayne Bulpitt (24 October 2011). "Measuring what scouting contributes to local communities". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 December 2011.
  3. ^ a b "New UK Chief Commissioner Tim Kidd takes up role". Scout Association. 4 September 2016. Archived from the original on 4 September 2016. Retrieved 4 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Mr Wayne Bulpitt - a free company director check". Retrieved 11 December 2011.
  5. ^ a b "UK Chief Commissioner Wayne Bulpitt - A lifetime in Scouting". Retrieved 11 December 2011.
  6. ^ "About Us// The Team Wayne Bulpitt". Retrieved 11 December 2011.
  7. ^ "Hansa - Who we are". Retrieved 11 December 2011.
  8. ^ a b "New scout chief is an island man". BBC News. 18 May 2009. Retrieved 11 December 2011.
  9. ^ "Wayne Bulpitt announced as new UK Chief Commissioner". 17 May 2009. Retrieved 11 December 2011.
  10. ^ "No. 61962". The London Gazette (Supplement). 17 June 2017. p. B8.