This team is responsible for supporting our Lead Volunteers, and their teams,  with local delivery of Scouting across our groups.
They create opportunities for peer to peer support, keep volunteers up to date with the programme, and provide links in to the wider District team to help solve problems that may arise.

As well as support for Group Lead Volunteers, the team also provide similar support for volunteers who deliver Scouting in our Squirrels, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts sections.   They co-ordinate district activities, events and competitions as well as promote wider opportunities for young people offered by Cheshire Scouts or The Scouts UK.

4 to 14 Programme Team Members

District 4 to 14 Programme Team Lead : Tim Hope

Tim heads up our 4 – 14 Programme Team.

District Squirrels Leads : Caroline Smith, Helen O'Brien

Caroline and Helen lead our 4 – 6 year old provision – “Squirrels”.

Squirrels first opened at Dane Valley, Congleton and at 1st Hursdfield, Macclesfield in 2023.
We aim to establish a Squirrels Dray in every group by 2030!

District Beaver Lead : Ann Eden

Ann leads our 6 – 8 year old provision – “Beavers”.


District Cub Lead : John Penneyston

John leads our 8 – 10 year old provision – “Cubs”.


District Scout Lead : VACANT

We are looking for a volunteer to  lead our 10 – 14 year old provision – “Scouts”.



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