Our District Team

Tyler Skerton
District Commissioner

Scouting has been part of my lift since joining 2nd Rayners Lane Beavers at the age of 7. I enjoyed so much of it through Cubs, Scouts & Explorers that at 18, I decided to become an Assistant Scout Leader. Since then I have completed my Queens Scout Award and Gold Duke of Edinburgh.

Being DC is a great role in Scouting and I am devoted to growing the movement as well as supporting all of my leaders right across the District.

By day, I am a Project Manager for an advertising company, focusing on building medium to large sized engineering projects. I am currently studying a part-time Masters degree and enjoy volunteering with the London Ambulance Service.

 

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Deputy District Commissioner

The role of the Deputy District Commissioner is to support the District Commissioner in the management of the District. They ensure it runs effectively and that Scouting within the District develops in accordance with the rules and policies of The Scout Association so that is can provide good quality Scouting for young people, proactively supporting and managing adults in the District.

Jennifer Grogan
District Chair

The Chair’s role is to lead the District Executive Committee, ensuring that it fulfils its responsibilities within the District. The Chair will work closely with the District Commissioner to achieve the purpose of The Scout Association through the development of Local Scouting, in accordance with the Policy, Organisation and Rules of The Scout Association.

Jennifer has a great amount of experience on executive committees within Scouts at both District & Group level. Affiliated to the 2nd Headstone, and with a family that has seen the benefits of scouting, Jennifer is wealth of knowledge in the local community.

Roy McKerracher
District Treasurer

The role of the Treasurer is to provide sound financial administration, support and information to the District Executive Committee in accordance with the Policy, Organisation and Rules of The Scout Association.

Roy has a wealth of experience in charity accounting, holding Treasurer roles in other small charities in the local area. Roy’s career within finance allows him to bring a keen and detailed eye into ensuring we promote and maintain good governance financially not only at District level, but through to the many Groups in the District.

Gillian Shacklady
District Secretary

The role of the Secretary is to support the Chair of the Executive Committee to ensure the smooth functioning and sound administration of the District in accordance with the Policy, Organisation and Rules of The Scout Association.

Reshma Patel
Assistant District Commissioner (Beavers)

The role of ADC Beavers is to work in partnership with the District Commissioner to ensure that effective operation of the Beaver Scout Section in their District takes place in accordance with the rules as laid down in POR of The Scout Association. Support to the section includes being an adviser to all programme related enquires, coupled with increasing collaboration between all Beaver Scout Leaders across the District via events and meetings.

Samantha Jackson
Assistant District Commissioner (Cubs)

The role of ADC Cubs is to work in partnership with the District Commissioner to ensure that effective operation of the Cub Scout Section in their District takes place in accordance with the rules as laid down in POR of The Scout Association. Support to the section includes being an adviser to all programme related enquires, coupled with increasing collaboration between all Cub Scout Leaders across the District via events and meetings.

Sammy has been involved in Scouting since she was a Venture Scout and now continues to work with 4th Headstone as Group Scout Leader as well as District Nights Away Adviser & ADC Cubs. Sammy is a Queens Scout and actively encourages all Explorers and Network Scouts to try and achieve their Queens Scout Award. Her biggest driver in Scouts is seeing young people achieve things they thought they never would!

David Poole BEM
Assistant District Commissioner (Scouts)

The role of ADC Scouts is to work in partnership with the District Commissioner to ensure that effective operation of the Beaver Scout Section in their District takes place in accordance with the rules as laid down in POR of The Scout Association. Support to the section includes being an adviser to all programme related enquires, coupled with increasing collaboration between all Scout Leaders across the District via events and meetings.

Derek Paterson
District Explorer Scout Commissioner

The role of the DESC is to work in partnership with the District Commissioner to ensure that effective operation of the Explorer Scout Section in their District takes place in accordance with the rules as laid down in POR of The Scout Association. Support to the section includes being an adviser to all programme related enquires, coupled with increasing collaboration between all Explorer Scout Leaders across the District via events and meetings.

Richard Manners
Core Events Manager

The role of Core Events Manager is to be the focal point for all core events across the District ensuring sound organisation and running of events takes place so that young people can experience great Scouting.

Our core events we offer are the Swimming Gala; Carol Service; St Georges Day; Remebrance Sunday & Sports Day.

Peter Harrison
Appointments Secretary

The Appointments Secretary’s role is to work in partnership with the Appointments Chair to ensure effective operation of the District Appointments Advisory Committee within the District, in accordance with Policy, Organisation & Rules of the Scout Association. The Secretary is appointed to ensure that the required administration is carried out for the Appointments Advisory Committee so that all adult appointments progress smoothly.

Pragna Shah
Local Training Manager

The role of the LTM is to assist the District Commissioner and the County Training Manager in managing the Training and Learning process within Pinner & Headstone District. The LTM is responsible for managing the Training Advisers, booking training and ensuring validation of learning take place.

Hallie Walters
District Administrator

The District Administrator supports the District Commissioner and their team with the successful running of Scouting Operations in the District. Hallie’s background in insurance, liability and administration provides a great eye for detail. Primarily raising two high energy boys since hopping the pond nine years ago, she enjoys being active in her community, running, and baking.

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District Youth Commissioner

As a member of the District Leadership Team the District Youth Commissioner works in partnership with the District Commissioner and Chair of the District Executive Committee. The role is to ensure that young people from 6-25 years are involved and engaged in every decision that shapes their Scouting experience locally and to empower young people to share their ideas and have a meaningful voice in planning, implementing and reviewing their programme and opportunities.

If you are interested in the role and would like to have a chat, please contact Tyler.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls