The ASU is responsible for the District’s strategy to develop Hill Walking & Trekking Activities so that they become a regular occurrence on the programmes of all Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers & Network in MW.

Purpose of the ASU

  • To equip adult volunteers with the skills and experience necessary for them to deliver activity sessions to a greater number of young people across Mersey Weaver Scout District.
  • To support District and Groups in the District in delivering hillwalking and trekking events.
  • To create a community of good practice for all adults in Mersey Weaver Scout District who have a ‘Hillwalking’ activity permit, to enable them to maintain and develop their ‘Hillwalking’ skills, experience and knowledge.


The Active Support Unit is managed by the District Hillwalking and Trekking Active Support Manager who is responsible for delivery against the objectives and the routine running of the Unit.

Need support?

For assistance with an activity with your Beaver/Cub/Scout/Explorer Section or Scout Group, please contact the Hillwalking and Trekking Active Support Manager Richard Hamilton.

Interested in joining the ASU?

You do not need to be a current member of the scout Association to join an Active Support Unit.  Therefore, if you are interested in helping to promote hillwalking and trekking and improve the skills of our members then please consider joining our Hillwalking and Trekking ASU.