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Trustee's Board

The Trustee's Board is similar to a board of governors for a school and supports 1st Duffield leaders and volunteers to run the scout group

About the Trustee's Board

The Trustee's Board in Scouts is like a Board of Governors in a school. Although the title makes us sound formal, it is actually not like that at all. We are often parents of children from within the Scout Group, or other volunteers without children in the group, who give up their free time to ensure that the group continues to meet its charitable purpose, safely and legally. We make sure that there is enough money for our fantastic team of volunteer leaders to deliver the programme and ensure that equipment like tents and activity materials are available and safe to use. Key responsibilities are to:

  • Maintain the Scout Hut

  • Provide Equipment for the Scout Group

  • Ensure that the Scout Group is suitably insured

  • Raise funds for the group

  • Administer the Scout Group's finances

  • Act as a Trustee for the Group

  • Assist in the recruitment of leaders

  • Organise social events

  • Ensure 1st Duffield Scout group runs effectively and appropriately.

We are a friendly bunch and always welcome new members, whether you have a child in Scouts or not. We meet for 2 hours every 8 weeks during term time. If you would like to help out but haven't the time to be leader or helper, then the Trustee's Board would be a great way of getting involved with minimal time commitment. We ideally would like a parent representative from each section. This means we have a good spread of opinion and a reasonable base of volunteers to call upon from time to time. We very much believe that many hands make light work and that no one person should have to ever do too much! Please get in touch either with the current chair of the Trustee's Board (Wei Crowson) at 

The current members of the Trustee's Board are as follows: ​


Wei Crowson

Trustee's Board Chair & Events team


Deborah Osman

Group Scout Leader


Karen Furness 



Dave Butterworth



 Ines Hankinson

Group secretary 

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Sian Skerritt  

Group Training


 Suzanne Dixon

Group Movements


Richard Morton

Trustees Board member


Adrian Pinder

Trustee's Board member , website and scout hut coordinator 

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Laura Bennett

co-assistant quartermasters

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Richard Bennett

co-assistant quartermasters


Kelly Kemp 

Exec Member and Events Team lead


Nitesh Patel

Trustees Board member

We also have a Events Team Subcommittee who organise and run fundraising activities and events for the group. Members are


Mary Lewis


Esther Almond


April Stobbart

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