The executive committee and trustees are all volunteers and are charged with the running of the 43rd Bristol Scout Group.
Group Scout Leader
Andy is the Group Scout Leader, charged with overseeing the running of the group, recruiting new volunteers and generally ensuring the group succeeds and provides a positive experience for all of the children involved.
Steve joined the 43rd as Scout Section Leader in 2014, taking over from Leigh and Pete who had been running Scouts gallantly for over 10 years. Steve comes from an educational and creative background so Scouts was a natural extension of his day job and he has two sons in the group which made volunteering an easy decision as he felt he needed to give something back.
First Scout Group : The 43rd !
Most Useful Skill : Patience (when running Scouts !)
Most Useless Skill : Clever ability to burn holes in shirts when ironing.
Web Master and Assistant Cub Leader
Jon has been involved with 43rd Bristol Scout group since late 2016 when his son started in Beavers. Enjoying many years of scouting as a child, Jon relished the opportunity to be involved with scouts once more. He manages the group website as well as the facebook and twitter accounts along with most things digital!
First Scout Group : 1st Thorner Cubs, Yorkshire
Most Useful Skill : Can talk to computers...
Most Useless Skill : Fire Juggling
Fundraising Committee Chair
My son was enjoying Cubs at the 43rd when the two leaders gave a years notice - I offered to be a helper and found myself enrolled as Assistant Cub Leader. I learned a lot about Scouting and myself! I loved being involved and helping to come up with new and exciting programmes for each term - for five years. A new challenge came along to run the Beaver colony, which once again has been great fun, a joy to volunteer with another group of enthusiastic assistant leaders and introducing 6 year olds to the world of Scouting.
First Guide Group : I was a Girl Guide in Bude, Cornwall - I have fond memories of doing my first aid badge, helping at the local Nursing Home on Sundays for my Queen's Award and the monthly Scout/Guide discos.
Most Useful Skill - Putting my hand up!
Most Useless Skill - I have knitted the Queen.
Sarah volunteered to help with the 43rd Bristol Scouts as her son started Beavers in 2017. Her role involves many essential background tasks, such as taking the minutes of meetings, helping to keep all policies up to date and many other admin tasks.
I work closely with our Group Scout Leader to encourage the development of Scouting within the Group and as part of the local community. I work hard to ensure the Group runs as smoothly as possible and is the best it can be.
I became Chairman in 2011 with no previous experience of running a volunteer Group. It’s been a rewarding and at times challenging experience! I’ve met so many wonderful people. I live in Stoke Bishop and am married with three teenage children.
First Scout Group: 34th Fife, Scotland
Most Useful Skill: Practical common sense
Most Useless Skill: Cycling with no hands