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Programme Team

The Programme team is led by our Deputy County Commissioner Responsible for Programme, this role is currently vacent.

The Programme Team supports the provision of the 6-25 programme and adventurous outdoor activities, enabling our leaders to deliver challenging, exciting and relevant balanced programmes. They are also responsible for planning and implementing our county annual programme of activities, competitions and events for young people and promote youth shaped scouting, to help ensure that young people have a regular say in shaping there scouting experiences.

Collectively they looks after:

  • supporting the 6-25 programme  

  • support for achieving top awards in all sections

  • the provision of county events, activities, trips and competitions

  • activity and Programme Advisors (D of E Award, hiking, climbing, spiritual, nights away etc.)

  • county sectional programme teams

  • county-wide events

We are in the process of growing this exciting team. If you would like to find out how you can help to support our Leaders in one of our five youth sections please click here or contact Darren for a chat.

Where roles are listed as vacant please email


Deputy County Commissioner responsible for Programme 

Currently vacant


County Youth Commissioner

Emily Pritchard


Deputy County Youth Commissioner

Alfie Francis


Assistant County Commissioner for Beaver Scouts



County Beaver Scout Leader



Assistant County Commissioner for Cub Scouts



County Cub Scout Leader



Assistant County Commissioner for Scouts



County Scout Leader



County Explorer Scout Leaders

Both roles are vacant


County Leader for Young Leaders



County Scout Network Leaders

Both roles are vacant    

The Adventurous Activites Team

The Adventurous Activites Team is led by Bill Compton our County Adventurous Activities Manager.

If a role is listed as vacant, the email will be received by the relevant Deputy County Commissioner.


County Adventurous Activites Team Manager
Manager of the Activity Permit Scheme in the County

Bill Compton


County Nights Away Adviser

John Sweeney


Assistant County Commissioner for
Water Activities

Alex Ward


County Boat Inspector

Alex Ward


Assistant County Commissioner for
Air Activities



County Advisor for air activities and 
County air activities scout active support unit manager

Hendrik van Welsenes

Air activities bookings

Carol Ivany
07753 228795


County Adviser/Assesor for
Caving with ladders

John Ralf


County Adviser/Assesor for
Caving - no vertical pitches

Alan McBride


County Caving Team
(Scout Active Support Unit) 

Paul Fairman


County Adviser/Assessor for Archery 
with compound bows

Alan Gregory


County Adviser/Assessor for Archery 
without compound bows

Barry Goswell


County Adviser for the
Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Alex Ward


County Top Awards Support Team

Alex Ward


County Adviser/Assessor for
Hillwalking - Terrain 2 Summer

Peter Evans


County Adviser for
Creative Activities