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HRH The Duchess of Cambridge - Joint President

Together with HRH The Duke of Kent, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge champions the power of Scouting and oversees the Council, the Scouts’ governing body. 

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HRH The Duke of Kent - Joint President

HRH Prince Edward, The Duke of Kent (President from 1975 to present day), has attended numerous Scouts events, including visits to Baden-Powell House and Gilwell Park. 

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Chief Scout - Bear Grylls

As the public face of the Scouts, Bear Grylls promotes our values to a huge audience, inspiring thousands to gain new skills and look to the future with optimism.

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Chair of the Board - Jennie Price

The Board of Trustees shapes our decisions, approves our strategy and monitors our performance. As Chair of the Board, Jennie Price leads on this.

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UK Chief Commissioner - Carl Hankinson

As UK Chief Commissioner, Carl Hankinson heads up the UK Leadership Team – a group of volunteers who provide leadership and management across UK Scouting, along with specialised support in areas like programme, adult support and safety.

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Chief Executive - Matt Hyde

As Chief Executive, Matt Hyde is responsible for the strategy and staff management of the Scouts – the UK’s largest coeducation youth movement.

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Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees shapes and approves the strategy of The Scout Association and monitors our performance against that strategy.

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UK Leadership Team

The UK Leadership Team is made up of volunteers who provide leadership and management across the Scouts along with specialised support in areas like programme, adult support and safety.

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Executive Leadership team

The Executive Leadership team are responsible for the day to day oversight of the Association, which includes managing our finances, operations, commercial services, communications and marketing.

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Scouting structure

Scouts is all about connections. Find out how all it all fits together locally and nationally. While there are different groups and units we’re all part of the same family.  

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