12th Aylesbury

Aylesbury DistrictBucks County

Trustee Board and Supporters

The Trustees are the poor souls that no-one in the sections seems to know much about, and that's as it should be, but they run all the mundane and sometimes not so mundane functions of the group setting diary dates discussing the incoming policies of the scout movement running the finances and maintenance schedule and reporting to the parents, members and helpers at the AGM.

The Trustee Board is comprised of scouters, elected members and leader nominated individuals normally from associated sections or interested individuals and we are again fortunate to a have variety of experienced people with   long background with the group and a constant welcome for new members.

Along side the Trustees the is a team of supporters offering time and expertise to cover many differnt roles within the Scout Group and without everybody the group will struggle to survive

Group Scout Leader
Iain Stanley
GSL (2016 - Present)
District Scout Network Commissioner (2015-2019)
County Scout Network Administrator (2012-2015)
Section Leader - Explorer Scouts (2007-2012)

Started my scouting as a Beaver in Abbots Langley (1st Abbots Langley, 3rd North Watford) where I worked through all age groups finally becoming a Senior Patrol Leader in Scouts and attaining numerous badges including my Chief Scout Award. When Explorers arrived I stayed in the group and was in Abbots own explorer group for 1year until it needed to close due to lack of leaders, this group has now re opened as ABBOS. At this stage i was given the oppourtunity to attend the 20th WSJ in Thailand with 4 more Scouts/Explorers from my District to be part of the 80 sent out by Herts County. I moved to Omega ESU based in Langleybury where they offered me my Gold Expedition and in my short time here i completed my Gold Duke of Edinburgh and also my Queen's Scout Award.

Then came my university Years down in Portsmouth where I helped train Gold Duke of Edinburgh and whenever back in the areas came down and helped run evenings.

After University I had to moved to Oxford for my job and subsqently ran in to my old Explorer leaders on a camp and they scripted me in to be a leader for Shackleton ESU in King Alfred District, Oxford where I managed to complete my Wood Badge in December 2008. After a year in Oxford I moved to Aylesbury and became an Duke of Edinburgh Advisor for both Matrix ESU (also a ESL) and Cerberus Network.

Whilst in Aylesbury I have undertook the job of managing the Admin for the whole of the Network in Buckinghamshire and along wil helping run and organise several events like Endurance 80 and Braidwood Regatta. I have hellped out at County Running many Camps and trips and now decided to take on the role of Group Scout Leader here at the 12th Aylesbury (1st Buckingham Park) in 2016 and start the group from the begining

DeputyGroup Scout Leader
Ryan Tritton
DGSL (2022 - Present)
Section Leader - Scouts (2016-2022)
Assistant Section Leader - Scout (2014-2016)
Assistant Section Leader - Cubs (2009-2014)

I have been in scouting since starting as a Beaver at 1st Bierton. I moved up through the group, becoming a young leader, as well as being an explorer scout at Matrix ESU. Once I turned 18 I became an assistant cub leader and joining the Cerberus Network. Most of my time has been as a Scout leader. One of my other roles at 1st Bierton was leading the firework display team for of yearly firework display. I can also proudly say I still have and wear my 1st Necker/scarf from when started at Beavers.

Scouting has played a large part in my life ultimately leading me to my chosen career path. Working in outdoor education/adventurous activities and climbing walls. My free time is then taken up with other outdoor activities regularly taking trips to the peak district/Wales/Lake District.

One of my goals as DGSL is to get the group to do more adventurous activities by supporting the Section leaders

I am also neurodivergent (autistic and dyslexic) Souts again was a key factor growing up helping me. I now actively work toward helping better inclusion in society

Eris Robertson
Chairperson (2020 - Present)

I spent my teens as a St John Ambulance cadet, learning together and experiencing life as a group, we had camps and outdoor adventures. Later rising to run the Cadet division and then the adult division in St Albans. I came to scouting late, joining the (as it was then) Venture Scouts (now Explorers) when I was 17, enjoying such events as 40-mile hikes and European navigation events as well as the gruelling “peak assault”. Above all the greatest thing was the family feel of belonging to a group. And now as an adult, volunteering is in my blood, and after a time away and having moved to Aylesbury, I have returned as I know how important it is to our communities and the people involved, especially our young people! Even more so now that I have my own young family. I want them to experience the same adventures and experiences I did. The socialisation, the outdoors, the fun, all of it. That’s why I joined the team here, working together to deliver “skills for life”.

I look forward to meeting you all and welcoming you into the 12th Aylesbury family.

Vicky Beuttler
Secretary (2018 - Present)

I have very fond memories of being a Brownie and a Girl Guide when I was growing up and my husband was a member of the Air Cadets, so we were keen for our children to join the scouting movement. My son joined the Beavers at Aylesbury 12th in 2018 and has recently moved up to the Cub section. It’s really wonderful to see him growing in confidence, making friends, learning new skills and getting the opportunity to try new things that he probably wouldn’t be able if he hadn’t joined. Our 4 year old daughter Amber also can’t wait to join!

I was a Girl Guide until I was well in my teens and I hope that my son and daughter will choose to continue with Scouting for a long time to come. It therefore made sense to me to volunteer, to help support the section that they would be a part of. As well as being in the exec, I also help out on an ad-hoc basis, helping to run sessions for both the beavers and cubs when I can.

Jake Gordon
Treasurer (2018 - Present)

As a child I remember enjoying being a Cub & then a Scout and while I enjoyed the experience I was often left with the impression that our group was missing out on a lot of events & activities in comparison to other groups that we spoke to.

Now having 3 children of our own my wife & I have encouraged them to get involved in scouting and I figured that getting involved myself would be a great opportunity to contribute to the group and to help ensure that they get the most from their experience. When the opportunity to become treasurer came along it felt like a great fit as it enabled me to share my professional skills & experience in a volunteer capacity.

While my biggest contribution to the group may involve sitting behind a spreadsheet I'm equally as happy to help out at the occasional weekly meeting or any other event that my boys might be involved in.

Vacant Role

Vacant Role

Fundraising Manger
Vacant Role
Fundrasing Manager

Health and Safety
Laura Oliver
Health and Safety (2020 - Present)

As a child I was a member of my local Brownie group. I thoroughly enjoyed attending the weekly meetings, making friends and working towards a new badge to sew on my sash!

In all honesty, I hadn’t thought about volunteering for my local Scout group as I didn’t believe I had anything to offer, especially as I had no experience of Scouting. However, through my partner Peter a Scout Leader, I became aware of an opportunity to apply my professional skill set. I provide Health and Safety advice to 12 th Aylesbury Scouts and ensure all Risk Assessments are undertaken and circulated.

Unfortunately, both my children are too young at the moment to join. But, I know once they turn 6 they will love being part of 12 th Aylesbury Scout Group.

Courtney Stanley
Badges and Social Kit (2020 - Present)
District Secretary (Jun 2011 - Oct 2020)
Vacant Role

Membership Secretray
Vacant Role

Gift Aid
Leila Cole
Gift Aid (2024 - Present)

Vacant Role
Reek Knot

Large Projects Manager
Large Projects Manager

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Website Manager (2016 - Present)

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