Leader Resources

The DC team consists of:

District Commissioner – Michael Peck 
Email: dc.westoxon@gmail.com

Michael deals with safeguarding, complaints and takes responsibility for scouting within the district.

Deputy District Commissioner (Adult Support) – Sarah Joyner
Email: sarahj.westoxonddc@gmail.com

Sarah J deals with recruitment, training and support of adult volunteers

Deputy District Commissioner (Events) – Paul Stokes
Email: paul.westoxonddc@gmail.com

Paul deals with district events (E.g. District camp) and also Nights away queries and assessments

Deputy District Commissioner (Programme) – Sarah Townsend
Email: saraht.westoxonddc@gmail.com

Sarah T deals with supporting the ADC for each section in planning effective district events and also assisting leaders to deliver a balanced programme to ensure all young people have the opportunity to gain top awards.

Local Training Manager – Rose Ralphs
Email: Rosemary@ralphs-family.com

Rose monitors and facilitates training within the district for adult volunteers. Training courses are available to view on the county website.

Young People First code of practice (Yellow card)

To give positive guidance, the ‘Young People First’ code of practice (also known as the yellow card) sets out a code of behaviour for all adults in Scouting.

Every adult should have a copy of the ‘Young People First’ code of practice. It is designed so you can keep it with you at all times during Scouting activities.

Check that:

  • You have your own copy
  • All other adults involved in working with young people have a copy
  • You have a copy displayed in your HQ or meeting place
  • Parents/Carers are made aware of the yellow card and our child protection policy.

The yellow card is available from the scout website