The Trustee Board is a team of volunteers who work together to make sure Scouts is run safely and legally. 

Together, Trustees make sure the charity is well managed, risks are assessed and mitigated, buildings and equipment are in good working order, and everyone follows legal requirements and Policy, Organisation and Rules (POR) of the Scout Association. Their support helps other volunteers run a fantastic programme that gives young people skills for life (and experiences they’ll remember forever).  

We are looking for more people to join the Trustee Board, particularly younger people who can help shape the activities of the Scout Group to appeal to a new generation of scouters.

If you are interested, feel free to get in touch by using our contact form

Bill Best




Bill is the current Chair of the Trustee Board. Bill has lived in Staplehurst for 35 years and been involved as Chair of the Scout Group for the last 16 years. Bill has previously served on the Parish Council and as a Community Governor at Staplehurst School. Bill is now semi-retired but still involved in the two technology businesses he founded after a long career in Mobile Communications. Bill is married with 4 children and 2 grandchildren.

Serena Hoadley

Serena  has been involved with Staplehurst scout group for over 30 years, as a parent and an assistant Cub Scout leader. Serena is retired, having been school cook, teaching assistant and swimming teacher. She is married with 3 children and 7 grandchildren. 

David George

David has lived in Staplehurst for 47 years and has served on the Parish Council. He is a founder member of the Greener Staplehurst Group in which he still plays an active part.

David retired some years ago from his position as an Air Conditioning Design Engineer.

He is married and has two children and five grandchildren.

Warren Carter

Warren has lived in Staplehurst since 2008 moving to the village to be back closer to family. Having spent 13 years serving in the Royal Air Force and 21 further years in the Police he now runs his own small local business servicing and repairing caravans and motorhomes and is married with 4 children, a dog and cat, two of which (The children) are currently in Beavers.

Martin Ralph

Martin  has been involved in Scouting in the village for almost 20 years,having once led the Beaver Colony,then as Scout Leader for over 10 years. He has lived in the village for 58 years,has 3 grown up children,who were all Scouts and works as an Audiologist,helping people with hearing loss.

Martin Heasman

Martin Heasman is a father of a Squirrel and a Cub Scout. He treasures his own memories of scouting as a boy.Martin worked for over 20 years at the national centre for Psychiatry, before moving to Staplehurst in 2022. As the clinical trials Pharmacy manager he has contributed to advancements in mental health treatments. He is an active member of the school PTA and prior to moving from London led a community woodland management group. His hidden talent is juggling/circus skills and with this he has travelled the world.  Knowing how to read a map and erect a tent has been essential!