Programme is one of the three pillars of work that make up The Scouts Skills for Life strategy. The aim of the pillar is to ensure we have a fun, enjoyable, high quality programme consistently delivered and supported by simple (digital) tools. Our County Programme Team are here to ensure we are supporting young people and leaders in delivering the Programme and achieving Top Awards!

In addition to Programme, our team also consists of our Communication and Media Team who actively support the Programme and Adult Support teams in ensuring we are effectively communicating with our members, other organisations and sharing our stories to the wider public. The Perception pillar of work as part of the national strategy, Skills for Life is to ensure that Scouting is understood, more visible, trusted, respected and widely seen as playing a key role in society today.

Our Programme Team is made up of:

Deputy County Commissioner
Jacob Bond

Assistant County Commissioners
Vacant (Beavers)
Siobhan Mullen (Cubs)
Bob Wilson (Scouts)
Dave Kerrs (Explorers)
Vacant (Network)

Coordinators / Advisers
Steve Ralph (QSA Coordinator)
Phil Bainbridge (DofE Adviser)
Sarah Goodstadt (Shows)

Communications and Media
Richard Pierce (Communications Manager – Media)
Michele Millington (Communications Manager – News)
Amy Tomkins (Media Development Coordinator)
Hannah Wintle (Social Media Coordinator – Content)
Hayley Mullen (Social Media Coordinator – Marketing)

Programme Pages

Queen’s Scout Award
Duke of Edinburgh Award