Chester and District working together

Each Scout Group is managed by a Group Lead Volunteer and staffed by a team of adult volunteers.

In fact, all our other leaders and supporters, for example in our Explorer Scout Units and the Scout Network, are volunteers and are involved in the Scouts in their spare time. The business affairs of the District are managed by an elected District Trustee Board.

District Directory

Our District Directory is confidential to those holding a full role in Chester and District. The document is password-protected; to get the password, email

There is a District Team which co-ordinates support for Groups, Explorer Scout Units and the Scout Network:

District Lead Volunteer: Alan Wilding

Deputy District Lead Volunteer: Megan Porter

Deputy District Lead Volunteer: Kristy Collins

District Youth Team Lead: George Birch

Deputy District Youth Team Leads: Dan Skinner, Esme Rippon and Sean McNamee

District Chair: Kieran Skinner

District Secretary: Liz Roberts

District Treasurer: Mark Gallagher

Assistant District Commissioners:

  • Beaver Scouts: Jane Shortall
  • Cub Scouts: Vacant
  • Scouts: Kristy Collins (Deputy District Lead Volunteer)
  • Development: Mike Hillier
  • Inclusion: Rachel Chadburn

District Explorer Scout Commissioner: Megan Porter

District Scout Network Commissioner: Jess Booth

Local Training Manager: Richard Johnson

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