Scouts across Mersey Weaver mourn the loss of our beloved monarch and Patron, HM The Queen. Her outstanding example of service, encouragement and kindness was an inspiration to us all. We join the rest of the nation in remembering her 70 years of glorious service.

Our People

Meet the team

District Commissioner 

Oliver Chambers

Oliver has overall responsibility for the District.. It is his role to ensure the district runs effectively and that Scouting develops in accordance with the rules and policies of The Scout Association so that young people can benefit from good quality scouting.

District Chair 

Jeff Shaw

Jeff chairs the Executive Committee which supports the District Commissioner in carrying out their role. The District Executive Committee shapes our decisions, approves our strategy and monitors our performance. It is the role of the exec to ensure good governance and that the district has the resources it needs to operate. As Chair Jeff leads on this.

District Youth Commissioner 

Jake Vickery

The District Youth Commissioner provides young people in the district a voice at a senior level. It is a fantastic opportunity for a young person to gain leadership and management experience. The DYC ensures that young people from 6 – 25 years are involved and engaged in every decision that shapes their Scouting experience locally, to empower young people to share their ideas and have a meaningful voice in planning, implementing and reviewing their programme and opportunities.

District Scout Network Commissioner

Matthew Duckett

The District Scout Network Commissioner provides guidance and support to our Network section which caters for the 18 – 25 year old age range. Together with a team of coordinators and supporters they assist young adults with the commissioning of projects that cover the Network programme of Adventure, Community and International.

District Explorer Scout Commissioner

Andrew Pearson

The District Explorer Scout Commissioner both line manages as well as provides guidance and support to our Explorer section which caters for the 14 – 18 year old age range. Together with with the four Explorer Scout Leaders, Andy ensures that the sections operate effectively, enjoy a full and balanced programme, encourages collaboration and that the rules and polices of the association are followed. As DESC, Andy takes the lead on the growth and development of this section.

Volunteer vacancies

Take a look at our current volunteer vacancies

Board of Trustees

The Executive Committee shapes and approves the strategy of The District and monitors our performance against that strategy.

Senior Leadership Team

The Senior Leadership Team are responsible for the day to day oversight of the District.

Youth Shape Team

The Youth Shape team ensure we the voices of young people are heard and the Scouting remains relevant.

Team Mersey Weaver

Team Mersey Weaver is made up of Commissioners, Managers and advisors who provide leadership alongside specialised support.

Group Scout Leaders

Our Group Scout Leaders manage our local groups and help the District and County Commissioners in ensuring Scouting develops in accordance with the rules and policies of The Scout Association.

Activity Centres

We have a number of Activity Centres cared for by a management team.

Active Support Units

We have a number of active support units providing activities or support in a number of specialist areas.


Provide advice and guidance to the DC and leaders for Activities and Nights Away.


Our four explorer units function much like sections in a group except the are all the same age range and are sit at the District level.

Scouting Structure

Scouts is all about connections. Find out how all it all fits together locally and nationally. While there are different groups, units and teams we’re all part of the same family.