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Meet the County Team

Cheshire Forest County Team

The function of the executive committee is to direct the general development and foster the growth and spirit of Girlguiding UK within the county. The voting members are charity trustees. The county exec meets at least 6 times per year.

These are the people who form the executive committee:

  • County President
  • County Commissioner (chairman)
  • Assistant county commissioners (act as chair if CC absent)
  • Division commissioners *
  • County treasurer
  • Chairman of finance *
  • County secretary
  • County guiding development adviser *
  • County PR adviser
  • County leadership co-ordinator
  • County outdoor adviser *
  • Chairman Pettypool management committee

The people indicated by * are the people who are able to vote on decisions. Each division has one vote and the chairman has the casting vote.

The CC may invite other people to attend all or part of a meeting for a specific purpose. This person may speak but has no vote. Other advisers may be invited to attend when necessary.

The main functions of the executive committee are:

  • To review and consider matters from region exec, division exec, county advisers, sub committees
  • To form sub committees as necessary
  • To refer to division executives for their input
  • To act as a channel of communication between division and region
  • To manage county finances

County Trainers, advisers and co-ordinators
In addition to the members who sit on the executive committee, there are a number of other advisers and trainers within the County. All of these people are volunteers who specialise in a certain area of guiding. They are available to support unit guiders in the County. Find out more about their roles using the links to the left.


‘Unit’ is the name given to a group of Rainbow Guides, Brownie Guides, Guides or Senior Section members and their respective Leaders.Each unit is registered with Girlguiding UK and receives a registration certificate in the name of the unit.


Units of two or more different guiding sections may be grouped into Districts led by a District Team. District Teams are encouraged to work together to meet the needs of local guiding. Most District Teams are led by a District Commissioner.

The District Commissioner will attend Division meetings in order to represent the views of members within the District and in order for the Division Commissioner to pass on information from County executive meetings. The District Commissioners will pass on information to unit guiders in the District, usually by holing a District meeting which unit leaders will be invited to attend.


Districts may be grouped into Divisions led by a Division Team. Division Teams are encouraged to work together to meet the needs of guiding within a given area and provide strategic support to the County Commissioner. Most Division Teams are led by a Division Commissioner.

The Division Commissioner will attend County executive meetings in order to represent the views of members within the Division and to be able to pass on relevant information to members of the Division and District.