District Team

The District Team are there to lead, support and develop Scouting within the District. They review the progress, standards and effectiveness of programmes within Groups, Explorer Scout Units and the District Scout Network.

Activities undertaken by the team may include:

  • a programme of visits to Groups, the Explorer Scout Unit and District Scout Network
  • giving support and encouragement to Leaders
  • planning the support for adults undertaking Adult Training
  • planning any programme of District events deemed to be necessary to supplement Scouting in the Groups
  • keeping the District Executive Committee advised of the financial requirements of the training progamme within the District.

Jason

District Commissioner

Jason provides overall leadership and management to the District and to support Group Scout Leaders and other members of the District Team. He ensures the District runs efficiently, effectively and safely, and that Scouting develops in accordance to the rules and policies of the Scout Association.

Tracy

Assistant District Commissioner (Beavers)

Tracy works in partnership with Jason to ensure the effective operation of the Beaver Section in Derwentside in accordance with the rules as laid down in Policy, Organisation and Rules of The Scout Association.

Margaret

Assistant District Commissioner (Cubs)

Margaret works in partnership with Jason and groups to ensure the effective operation of the Cub Section across Derwentside in accordance with the rules as laid down in Policy, Organisation and Rules of The Scout Association.

Vacant

Assistant District Commissioner (Scouts)

This role works in partnership with Jason and groups to ensure the effective operation of the Scout Section across Derwentside in accordance with the rules as laid down in Policy, Organisation and Rules of The Scout Association.

Phil

District Explorer Scout Commissioner

Phil works in partnership with Jason and groups to ensure the effective operation of the Explorer Scout Section in Derwentside in accordance with the rules as laid down in Policy, Organisation and Rules of The Scout Association.

Sam

Youth Commissioner

Sam works in partnership with Jason and groups to ensure that young people from 6-25 years are involved in decisions that shape their Scouting experience locally and help them to share their ideas and contribute to planning, implementing and reviewing programmes and opportunities.

Vacant

Local Training Manager

This role works in partnership with the County Training Team and Jason in managing training within the District.

District supporters and advisers

George

District Skills Instructor

George works in partnership with Jason, leaders and groups to support in the development and delivery of traditional scouting skills. He is an expert backwoodsman and highly skilled in all things scouting.

Ken

District First Aid Advisor

Ken works in partnership with Jason, leaders and groups to support in the development and delivery of first skills in leaders and young people. He is an expert first aider and highly skilled in all things relating to first and emergency aid.

Richard

Media Development

Richard works in partnership with Jason and groups to improve the public image of Scouting within the District by providing information and facts about Scouting to appropriate media contacts and ensuring an effective web presence.