The District Team is 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.
The District Team is deliberately lean as our approach is to support a self-sustaining model of groups working together and supporting each other. The District provides advice and guidance, brokers support from other groups, districts or the county where needed and, where necessary, will provide direct intervention and support.
Jason provides overall leadership and management to the District and supports Group Scout Leaders and other members of the District Team. He helps the District run efficiently, effectively and safely, and that Scouting develops in accordance to the rules and policies of the Scout Association.
MargaretAssistant District Commissioner (Cubs)
Margaret works in partnership with Jason and groups to support 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.
PhilDistrict Explorer Scout Commissioner
Phil works in partnership with Jason and groups to support 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. He is also responsible for Young Leaders, Scout Top Awards and the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
FinlayDistrict Youth Commissioner
Finlay 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 helps them to share their ideas and contribute to planning, implementing and reviewing programmes and opportunities.
District supporters and advisers
GeorgeDistrict 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.
KenDistrict First Aid Advisor
Ken works in partnership with Jason, leaders and groups to support in the development and delivery of first skills for leaders and young people. He is an expert first aider and highly skilled in all things relating to first and emergency aid.
BryanDistrict Nights Away Advisor
Bryan works in partnership with Jason, leaders and groups to support in the development and technical assessment for Nights Away Permits. He advises on all technical aspects relating to planning and delivering nights away.