Connect with our division team to get support with all aspects of guiding

Our Team

Connect with our division team to get support with all aspects of guiding

Our division is led by a team of volunteers, known as the Division Executive, who are our Charity Trustees. They work together to support delivery of safe, fun guiding activities for everyone in Avon Valley South Division

The Division Executive is led by our Division Commissioner, Sally Deft.

Sally became a Brownie leader in Worcester in 1980 and moved to Keynsham in 1992.

She took a break from Guiding whilst having her family. Following three years in Scouts as a Beaver leader she decided to return to Guiding and joined Keynsham District as a leader. She has been Keynsham’s District Commissioner and decided to step down as unit leader in 2019.

Sally took on the role of Division Commissioner in July 2020.

Representing you on the Avon Valley South Division Executive


The Division Executive is responsible for developing and implementing the Division Strategic Plan in line with Girlguiding’s ‘Doing Our Best strategy’.  They meet regularly throughout the year to discuss ideas and events, the provision of training and recruitment activities.

The Division Executive represent you, so if there is something you would like to see the Division doing to the benefit of our members, please contact one of the team.


Division Commissioner

Sally Deft

Division President

Marjorie Godden

Division Treasurer

Jane Withey

Assistant Division Commissioner

Emma Brewer

Division Secretary

Sue Norton

District Commissioner – Saltford

Jo Prideaux

District Commissioner – Keynsham

Fran Lucas

Leadership Qualification Coordinator

Emma Matthews

Residential Advisor

Sarah Watkins

PR and Communications Advisor

Alison Deft

Membership Growth Coordinator

Gail Norris

Trefoil Guild Representative

Frances Parrett

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