51st Bath Scouts is run and managed exclusively by volunteers. Running our adventures isn’t as easy as deciding one moment and doing the next. We need to comply with policy and the law to make sure all our adventures are safe and fun for all involved.
To oversee and support our Group of all Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and adult volunteers, we have the following team of volunteers.
Group Management Team
Group Scout Leader
Ashley is responsible for all the day-to-day management of the Scout Group, including line managing all the adult volunteers. He joined 51st Bath in 2014 as an Assistant Scout Leader, when we were just s Scout Troop, and has since led our expansion into a Group with Beavers, Cubs and Scouts and the biggest we’ve been in over 15 years.
In Ashley’s professional life, he works as a manager for a large retail group.
Assistant Group Scout Leader
Ben assists Ashley in various parts of the Group’s management, having been instrumental in starting our Beavers section in 2015 and being Beaver Scout Leader from then until 2018. He looks after special projects from afar, whilst studying for a PGCE at the University of Cambridge.
Group Board of Trustees
Otherwise known as the Group Executive Committee, our Board of Trustees oversees all we do. They hold specific responsibility for approving budgets or out-of-budget expenditure, approving and reviewing our policies, ensuring we’re properly insured and ensuring we’re complying with relevant legislation.
Lisa has been our Group Chair since 2018 and oversees our Board, working in partnership with Ashley to manage the Group. She is also a parent of a Scout at 51st Bath. In her professional life she works as a compliance officer for a Vietnamese fund manager.
Our Board of Trustees also includes:
Mark Button – Group Treasurer
Sam Ollason – Group Secretary
Ashley Russell – Group Scout Leader (ex-officio)
Ben Mansbridge – Assistant Group Scout Leader (ex-officio)