Our Group is run entirely by volunteers, who all give up their time willingly to ensure our young people have the best chances possible in life.
This page gives you a quick break-down of the roles that make up the Group. If you’re interested in helping, why not check out our Vacancies page, or get in touch.
Leaders and Assistant Leaders
The most commonly thought of volunteers in Scouting, our leaders and assistant leaders are responsible people. They’re responsibility is to plan, organise and run the majority of our activities, support our young people and take responsibility for their section’s events. They don’t just do that 1½ hour slot every week, you’ll often find them on a camp at the weekend, or planning activities at home. But they love it so much, and work as a team so well, that it’s never a burden.
With all the will in the world, some people who really want to help us can only do so on an occasional basis. That’s great too! Our Occasional Helpers might help out a couple of times a month, but their support in running activities makes everything run smoothly!
Group Scout Leader (GSL)
The Group Scout Leader, and their team, are responsible for running the Group, making sure everything works together and being a ‘critical friend’ for the leadership team. Whilst they have a good background in Scouting (you’ll often find our GSL on a camp!), they’re more for supporting and managing than running activities.
Group Executive Committee (Board of Trustees) Members
Our Group Executive Committee provides valuable oversight and insight into our operations, safeguards our finances and holds our GSL to account. They’re generally people who can’t commit to (or don’t want to) help out on section nights, but want to input into our success. Our current Committee has experts in education, communications and accountancy – every skill is valuable.
This team consists of:
- Lisa Hayward– Group Chair
- Ashley Russell– Group Scout Leader
- Ben Mansbridge– Assistant Group Scout Leader
- Mark Button– Group Treasurer
- Sam Ollason– Group Secretary