District Executive

The District Executive Committee plays a vital role in the running of the District as Charity Trustees to:

  • Comply with the Policy, Organisation and Rules of The Scout Association.
  • Manage the District finances and insurance.
  • Promote and support the development and positive image of Scouting in the local area.
  • Appoint and manage any sub committees such as Awards, Event, Heath & Safety or Appointments Advisory Committee
  • Ensure that Young People are meaningfully involved in decision making at all levels within the District
  • Supervising the administration, opening and closing of Groups and Explorer units.
  • Present the Annual Report and Annual Accounts at the Annual General Meeting

The District Executive is made up of four types of members:

  • Ex-officio members
    • District Chair;
    • District Commissioner;
    • District Youth Commissioner;
    • District Secretary;
    • District Treasurer;
    • District Explorer Scout Commissioner;
    • District Network Commissioners;
  • Elected members stand for election at AGM
  • Nominated members are nominated by the DC
  • Co-opted members are chosen due to specific skills

The current members of the District Executive Committee (as at the May 2019 AGM) are:

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Michele LawrenceDistrict Chair
Liz MappersonDistrict Secretary
Rob PooleDistrict Treasurer
Dale HarrisonDistrict Commissioner
Don LonghurstDeputy District Commissioner
Colin GreatbatchDeputy District Commissioner
Barry WalkerDeputy District Commissioner
Imogen BooteDistrict Youth Commissioner
Sara WalkletDistrict Explorer Scout Commissioner
Oliver BrockDistrict Network Commissioner
John RatcliffeDistrict Network Commissioner
Peter WhitehouseElected
Mike SmithElected
Steve TraversElected
Amy RatcliffeNominated
Matt CluttonNominated
Shay NormanNominated
Judith HunterCo-opted