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 an 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.

Margaret

Assistant 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.

Phil

District 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.

Finlay

District 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

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 for leaders and young people. He is an expert first aider and highly skilled in all things relating to first and emergency aid.

Bryan

District 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.