Maureen Kell

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Guiding Development Coordinator (Leadership Qualification)

I started my guiding career in County Durham in 1953 as a Guide in 1st Sedgefield Guides. After leaving university I was a Guide and Brownie Leader in Sedgefield and District Commissioner in the Teesside District. We then moved to Leyburn in North Yorkshire where I started a Guide Unit in Lower Wensleydale as well as running the 1st Leyburn Brownies. There I gained my Camp Licence. My first son was born in Northallerton and was with me at the age of 18 months when I was assessed for my licence up in the dales. Camping at this time was tents pitched in a farmer’s field, electric fence around to keep out the cattle, lats with hessian screening dug by the hedge and water carried from the farm in milk churns. Much more fun than nowadays on sites with running water and showers!

Returning to Durham County I ran a Brownie Pack and Guide Company for 10 years in Darlington. At that time I also served two terms as DC in Darlington West District. In Cockerton I opened a Ranger Unit which is still going.

Coming south to Hitchin in 1982 I intended to leaving Guiding behind for a while, but 3 months later I found myself Leader of St. Ippolyts Brownies. As DC for Hitchin East I ran several different units at various times to rescue them from closure. I re-opened Hicca Rangers and was with them for 10 glorious years (my favourite time in Guiding). I gained my Pack Holiday Licence, my Senior Section Camp Licence and my Large Scale Licence.

After moving to Letchworth I was DC for Letchworth North District and then Letchworth District after the two Districts merged. Altogether I have been a District Commissioner for a total of 22 years!

I have been North Division Commissioner, Senior Section Adviser and Queen’s Guide Adviser for Hertfordshire and I am presently Leadership Qualification Co-ordinator.

Other team members

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Jenny Maskrey

County Commissioner

The County Commissioner is responsible for and accountable to the whole membership in the County, ensuring quality guiding is delivered at a County level.

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Sally Settle

Assistant County Commissioner

Undertakes duties assigned to her by the County Commissioner and is her representative.

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Ruth Ashdown

Assistant County Commissioner

Undertakes duties assigned to her by the County Commissioner and is her representative. Ruth looks after District Commissioners within the County.

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Tina Cornish

Assistant County Commissioner

Undertakes duties assigned to her by the County Commissioner and is her representative.

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Elaine Wilson

County Treasurer

Monitors and maintains the financial administration of the County. I was a Brownie and a Guide as a child growing up in South Africa. We moved to the

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Natalie Inder

County Administrator

Provides administrative support for the County Commissioner, Team and Advisers.

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Rachel Kemp

Assistant County Administrator

Provides administrative support for the County Commissioner, Team and Advisers.

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Sheila Hill

Membership Systems Coordinator

Coordinates the membership systems management in Hertfordshire

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Julie Richards

Ranger Adviser

Advises and supports unit Leaders within the County regarding Rangers, encourages the transition from Guide to Rangers, and promotes opportunities to

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Lizzie Butler

18-30's Champion

Girlguiding has introducing a new offering for members who are aged between 18 and 30 and a group of champions has been formed to ensure that Anglia

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Rebecca Park

18-30's Champion

Girlguiding has introducing a new offering for members who are aged between 18 and 30 and a group of champions has been formed to ensure that Anglia

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Gill Logan

Special Needs Adviser

Supports members regarding adults and girls who have special and complex needs.

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Katherine Chandler

Queen’s Guide Award Coordinator

Advises and supports members of The Senior Section working towards the Queen’s Guide Award

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Vicki Richards

Safeguarding Adviser

supports and advises members of the county with all aspects of safeguarding.

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Helen Bainbridge

Wellbeing Adviser

supports all volunteers with wellbeing activities and situations, to include first aid, safeguarding and relevant qualifications and ensuring a variety of

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Trish Botten

Guiding Development Adviser

Coordinates and organises the training and ongoing development of Leaders.

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Katie Hill

Badge Secretary

Liaises with Girlguiding nationally with regard to badges and certificates, and Chairs the County Depots Annual General Meeting

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Lorraine England

International Adviser

Promotes and supports international opportunities, and organises international trips.

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Karen Dance

International Adviser

Promotes and supports international opportunities, and organises international trips.

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Rachael Harrington

Marketing & Communications Adviser

Promotes Girlguiding Hertfordshire and advising members about marketing and communications.

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Maria Moyses

Outdoor Activities Adviser

Coordinates the Outdoor Team, organises and supports outdoor events and trainings, liaising with other advisers, and promoting an enthusiasm for the

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Alison Tuch

County Walking Adviser

Promotes all forms of walking activities from scavenger hunts to mountaineering. Supports members undertaking Walking Scheme training and advises on

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Maria Cole

Duke of Edinburgh Award Coordinator

Advises and supports members of The Senior Section working towards the Duke of Edinburgh Award

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Sheila Hill

Archivist

Maintains the County Archives covering the history of guiding in Hertfordshire.

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Janice Hyde

Trefoil Guild Chairman

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