County Team

Scouting across Berkshire is supported by an extended network of volunteer managers. Information about their responsibilities is included below. 

If you would like to find out about volunteering with a Scout Group or Unit, please visit this page:
Register interest in volunteering

If you would like to find out about your child joining a Scout Group or Unit, please visit this page:
Join our youth programme

If you are unsure who to contact in the first instance, feel free to contact the County Administrator who will be able to direct your enquiry:
countyadmin@berkshirescouts.org.uk

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County Team

County Management Team

Nigel Bevan, County Commissioner (CC). Nigel is the lead volunteer for Scouting in Berkshire. He sets the strategic vision and direction for our work by leading the County Team, the County Executive Committee and the District Commissioners.
Contact CC – Nigel Bevan

Pete Jeffreys, Deputy County Commissioner (DCC). Pete leads our work on growth and development, marketing and communications. He line manages our Local Development Officer and Volunteering Development Officer.
Contact DCC – Pete Jeffreys

Simon Pickett, Deputy County Commissioner (DCC Programme). Simon leads the support teams for our youth programme. Through Assistant County Commissioners, Assistant District Commissioners and others, Simon and his team provide support to help volunteers in Sections to deliver high quality programmes to young people.
Contact DCC Programme – Simon Pickett

James Mulligan, Deputy County Commissioner (DCC Volunteer Journey). James leads this new role to seek to influence and co-ordinate aspects, where possible, of the volunteer journey. It will involve exploring ways to simplify all processes, such that volunteers feel valued and genuinely supported.
Contact DCC Volunteer Journey – James Mulligan

Frank Cselik, County Training Manager (CTM). Frank leads the adult training team who manage, support and deliver the training process to adults across Berkshire.
Contact CTM – Frank Cselik

James Mulligan and Rachel Stout, County Youth Commissioners (CYCs). James and Rachel are the key advocates for the involvement of young people’s voices to shape Scouting across Berkshire. They work closely with the County Team to ensure our activities are youth shaped, and work with District Commissioners to appoint and support District Youth Commissioners.
Contact CYCs – James Mulligan & Rachel Stout

Mick Stocks, Appointments Advisory Committee (AAC) Chair. Mick provides wide-ranging advice and support to the County Team on a range of projects. He also line manages our County Administrator.
Contact AAC Chair – Mick Stocks

Ian Aitken, County Chair. Ian leads the County Executive Committee in managing the finance, reputation and risk of the organisation.
Contact County Chair – Ian Aitken

County Office Staff

Karen Thurlow, County Administrator (CA). Karen is responsible for coordinating a wide range of activities including First Response training, and Activity Permits. Karen leads on the production of our regular email newsletters to adult members, and on support to Appointments Chairs and Secretaries.
Contact CA – Karen Thurlow

Kim Williams, Local Development Officer (LDO). Kim focuses on supporting local volunteer teams to grow Scouting. This can be by opening new sections, or expanding the capacity of existing sections. Kim also coordinates all enquiries for young people to join their local Scout Group.
Contact LDO – Kim Williams

Becky Eytle, Volunteering Development Officer (VDO). Becky leads a number of projects aimed at improving the experience of our adult volunteers. She is currently focused on the Induction Process, and GSL Induction. Becky also works proactively to advertise volunteer vacancies and handle enquiries from prospective volunteers.
Contact VDO – Becky Eytle

County Team

Ian May, ACC International. Ian leads our support for international projects such as World Scout Jamborees, Uganda 2019, and WINGS. He is also active in supporting Sections and Group to go abroad as part of their programme. 
Contact ACC International – Ian May

Bob Meldrum, ACC Activities. Bob supports volunteers to include adventurous activities as a part of their programme, by supporting a number of Active Support Units and operating the Adventurous Activity Permit Scheme. 
Contact ACC Activities – Bob Meldrum

Rachel Stout, ACC Growth. Rachel provides leadership to growth activities across the County. Rachel also line manages the Local Development Officer, providing support and guidance as needed as well as being the initial point of contact for enquiries about growth.
Contact ACC Growth – Rachel Stout

Kirsty Aldridge, Assistant County Commissioner for Beaver Scouts
ACC Beavers – Kirsty Aldridge

Assistant County Commissioner (ACC) Cubs
Contact DCC Programme – Simon Pickett

Andrew Sutherland, Assistant County Commissioner for Scouts
Contact ACC Scouts – Andrew Sutherland

Phill Wood, Assistant County Commissioner (ACC) Explorers
Contact ACC Explorers – Phill Wood

Chris Hughes, County Communications Manager
Contact County Communications Manager – Chris Hughes

Adult Training Team

Kennet District
Local Training Administrator – Carolyn Evans

Loddon District
Local Training Manager – Jenny Lamprell
Local Training Administrator – Jane Moore

Maidenhead District
Local Training Manager – Erica Hunter

Pang Valley District
Local Training Manager – Jeff Howman
Local Training Administrator – Karen Shenton

Reading Central District
Local Training Manager – Kris McCabe

Slough District
Local Training Manager – Sue Took
Local Training Administrator – Sarah Ainsworth

South Berkshire District
Local Training Manager – Suzanne Johnson
Local Training Administrator – Eric Johnson

South East Berkshire District
Local Training Managers – Penny Fox and Angie Nielsen

Taceham Hundred District
Local Training Manager – Sandra Bailey
Local Training Administrator – Carolyn Evans

Windsor and Eton District
Local Training Administrator – Wendy Allum

Wokingham District
Local Training Manager –
contact District Commissioner (Cheryl Carter)

County Executive Committee

Ian Aitken, County Chair. Ian leads the County Executive Committee in managing the finance, reputation and risk of the organisation.
Contact County Chair – Ian Aitken

Natalie Greenstreet, County Treasurer. Natalie manages and monitors all aspects of county finances. Natalie is supported by a Finance & Risk sub-committee.
Contact County Treasurer – Natalie Greenstreet

Ex-officio members
County Commissioner – Nigel Bevan
County Treasurer – Natalie Greenstreet
County Youth Commissioner – David Wooldridge

Elected members
Erica Hunter, Robin Kent, Ian May, Pete Smith, and Andy Williamson

Nominated members:
Pete Jeffreys, Stuart Ford, and Marc Brunel-Walker

Co-opted members
Moya Taylor (Manager, Safety ASU)
Earleywood Management Board representative – to be appointed

Minutes Secretary:
Emily Archer

District Commissioners

LoddonDC Geoff Barnes, Deputy DC Jenny Lamprell

KennetActing DCs, Conor O’Neill and Pete Jeffreys

MaidenheadDC, Rob Harris

Pang ValleyActing DC, Suzanne Stout

Reading CentralDC Tony Phillips

SloughDC Ian Goldswain

South BerkshireDC Graeme Thompson, Deputy DC Pam Pearce

South East BerkshireDC Steve Richards

Taceham HundredContact Nigel Bevan, County Commissioner

Windsor and EtonDC Stuart Ford

WokinghamDC Neil Graham

How to get involved

Register interest in volunteering or join our youth programme