Scouting gets behind first Trustees' Week to thank thousands
This week sees the launch of the first ever Trustees’ Week, a national celebration of the contribution made by trustees to charities in England and Wales. In Scouting, thousands of volunteers act as Trustees, doing invaluable work behind the scenes, and The Scout Association is taking the opportunity to shout about the great work done by men and women on Executive Committees across the country.
The Scout Association’s Chairman, Sir Alan Craft, has recorded a message to Scouting’s trustees. In this he says, ‘Trustees are absolutely essential to keep Scouting moving forward. I’m supporting National Trustees’ Week, and if people want to get involved as a Trustee in an organisation which is really making a difference, I cannot recommend Scouting more highly. This is the place for you!’
Giving something back
David Morton, 23, first got involved as a Trustee on his Regional Executive in Scotland. ‘For me, being a Trustee was a new and exciting challenge and an opportunity to give something back to Scouting after all it had given me.’
David now serves on Scouting’s Board of Trustees, and says that he feels ‘privileged to have the opportunity to share my local and national experiences and help develop Scouting's strategic vision and direction for the future.’
Events will be taking place across England and Wales to recognise the contribution of trustees and encourage people to take up roles within a variety of organisations and charitable bodies. If you would like to know more about becoming a trustee within Scouting, visit our Trustees’ Week pages.