Board of Trustees

The District Executive Committee plays a vital role in the running of a Scout District. Executive Committees make decisions and carry out administrative tasks to ensure that the resources are available so that the best quality Scouting can be delivered in the District.

The Executive Committee exists to support the District Commissioner in meeting the responsibilities of their appointment.

Members of the Executive Committee acts collectively as charity trustees of the Scout District, and in the best interests of its members.

Ruth Kentigern-Fox

Ex-officio Member

District Commissioner

Rosemary Shaw

Ex-officio Member

District Chair

Denise Gibson

Ex-officio Member

District Secretary

Ken Underwood

Ex-officio Member

District Treasurer

Ken Hancock

Elected Member

Mike O’Connor

Elected Member

District Representative to the County Executive Committtee

Sue Pearson

Elected Member

Local Training Manager / ADC Adult Support

Robert Skears

Elected Member

Chris Van Schaijik

Elected Member

Will Hazell

Nominated Member

Deputy District Commissioner

Tyler Jeffs

Nominated Member

Deputy District Commissioner

Responsibilities for the Executive include:

  • Complying with the Policy, Organisation and Rules of The Scout Association.
  • Protecting and maintaining any property and equipment owned by and/or used by the District.
  • Managing the District finances.
  • Providing insurance for people, property and equipment.
  • Providing sufficient resources for Scouting to operate. This includes, but is not limited to, supporting recruitment, other adult support, and fundraising activities.
  • Promoting and support the development of Scouting in the local area.
  • Managing and implement the Safety Policy locally.
  • Ensuring that a positive image of Scouting exists in the local community.
  • Appointing and managing the operation of any sub- Committees, including appointing Chairs to lead the sub-Committees.
  • Ensuring that Young People are meaningfully involved in decision making at all levels within the District.

Interested in Joining?

Becoming a Charity Trustee looks great on a CV and is a great way to assist the movement if being a leader maybe isn’t for you.

The District Executive is formed/elected each year at our Annual General Meeting. We are always looking for new members of all ages from diverse backgrounds. If you would be interested in becoming a trustee please get in touch.


The Appointments Advisory Committee

The Committee’s main function is to assist with the process of appointing adults in Scouting

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