District Team

We’re lucky to have a team of amazing people who help lead and support Scouting across the District. Please get in touch with any of the members of the team, if you don’t know where to go – hello@ealingandhanwellscouts.org.uk is a good place to start.

The District Commissioner & Deputies

The District Commissioner has overall responsibility for leading the delivery of Scouting in Ealing and Hanwell. As part of a flexible approach to volunteering, we now have a team consisting of a DC plus two DDCs  working closely together (and hopefully a third in due course).

Heather Jones – I’ve been a leader in Ealing and Hanwell for over 20 years, mostly with the Beaver age-group, plus a few years as an Assistant Cub Scout Leader prior to that.  Before becoming a DC three years ago (as part of a previous team of three), I had held the District-level role of District Beaver Scout Leader and then Assistant District Commissioner for Beaver Scouts. In addition to my DC role, I also hold the role of a Training Adviser for Managers and Supporters as well as being a Beaver Scout Leader. I still love running activities for Beavers – it’s fun and it energises me, which is why I have continued as a Beaver Leader alongside my Commissioner responsibilities. Outside scouting, I spent the last 8 years as a p/t Teaching Assistant in a local primary school, having switched from a previous much longer career in administration. A few years ago, after my parents moved from Belfast to live close by, I stepped away from my school-based job and took ‘semi-retirement’ to allow more time for my caring responsibilities. And this year my first grandchild arrived, so being able to provide support by helping out (as part of a child-care bubble) has been an absolute joy.

h.jones@ealingandhanwellscouts.org.uk     OR  DC@ealingandhanwellscouts.org.uk

Deputy District Commissioner (6-14)

Mandy Combes –  m.combes@ealingandhanwellscouts.org.uk


Deputy District Commissioner (Strategy & Development)

Nisha Patel – n.patel@ealingandhanwellscouts.org.uk


Deputy District Commissioner (14-25)

Currently vacant – could this be you?


The rest of the District Management Team:

District Youth Commissioner – Rob Scoynes – r.scoynes@ealingandhanwellscouts.org.uk

District Beaver Leader – Tash Adsley – t.adsley@ealingandhanwellscouts.org.uk

District Cub Leader – Martin Truss – m.truss@ealingandhanwellscouts.org.uk

ADC (Scouts) – Stuart Flaye – s.flaye@ealingandhanwellscouts.org.uk

ADC (Recruitment) – John Foxwell – j.foxwell@ealingandhanwellscouts.org.uk

District Sections

District Explorer Scout Commissioner (DESC) – Currently vacant – could this be you?

District Explorer Scout Administrator (DESA) – Louise Woodward l.woodward@brigantiaesu.org.uk

Network Commissioner – Currently Vacant – could this be you?

District Support Team

District Training Manager – Jenny Foxwell – training@ealingandhanwellscouts.org.uk

Kathy Paddison – Jack Petchey Coordinator – jackpetchey@ealingandhanwellscouts.org.uk

Robert Coomber – Adult Advisory Committee Chair – r.coomber@ealingandhanwellscouts.org.uk

District Executive Committee

District Executive Chairman – Jonathan Bartlett – chair@ealingandhanwellscouts.org.uk

District Executive Secretary – Jacky Mckenna – secretary@ealingandhanwellscouts.org.uk

District Executive Treasurer – Louise Woodward – treasurer@ealingandhanwellscouts.org.uk

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