Our Team #TeamMerseyside

As Scouts, we believe in preparing young people with skills for life. We bring communities together and contribute to society. Above all, we aim to build better futures. Each week almost half a million young people enjoy fun, friendship and outdoor adventure. They develop a sense of optimism and strong values as well as the leadership and teamwork skills that are more valuable today than ever before. 

Across Merseyside, we now want to go further and our plan for the next five years is simple. We will support amazing leaders to deliver an inspiring programme and prepare more young people with skills for life. We’ll contribute to a better society. But most of all our plan is for young people. They deserve the best skills, the best support and the best possible futures 

Our Mission

Scouting actively engages and supports young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society. 

Our Vision

By 2023 we will have prepared more young people with skills for life, supported by amazing leaders delivering an inspiring programme, across a well-managed provision throughout Merseyside. Across Merseyside, we will…

  • be growing, more inclusive, shaped by young people and making a bigger impact in our communities 
  • focus on what matters; and the actions that will increase the impact of Scouting 
  • maximise our impact; doing less, doing it well, supporting and embedding 
  • make volunteering as easy as possible; keeping it practical and simple 
  • work together; sharing and collaborating in keeping with our culture

Our Plan

Growth 

We believe Scouts changes lives and at #TeamMerseyside we want to give every young person the opportunity to join. 

Inclusivity 

Everyone, regardless of their background, should be able to participate in Scouts. 

Youth Shaped 

Every young person should be shaping their experience and developing their leadership potential. 

Community impact 

Through community impact projects, Scouts makes a difference not just to the individual but to whole communities. #TeamMerseyside 

 

Our Team

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Our Growth and Development Officers 

Hi, I’m Jo the Growth and Development Officer for Merseyside. I began the role in November 2021 and it’s been great to meet so many of you and see the great work that’s going on around the County. 

Prior to joining The Scouts I served for 20 years as a Police Officer in both Greater Manchester and Cheshire Police. 

Since joining Merseyside Scouts I have worked on various projects around the County including supporting existing Sections and Groups, re-opening Groups that had closed and raising the profile of Scouting in Merseyside at different community events. I’ve also been part of the Tawd Vale and DofE volunteer teams. 

I’m looking forward to working on lots of other projects in the future, please get in touch if you need guidance or would like to know more about my work. 

Hi, I’m Karen the Growth and Development Office for Wirral. I joined The Scouts in September 2022, moving from a career in both the Civil Service and education. 

I have nearly 25 year’s volunteer experience across various organisations, including Merseyside Police, primary education, local fundraising groups and Scouts where I am the chair of an executive committee. 

I enjoy supporting volunteers to develop and growth their sections and be able offer more opportunities for young people. I am particularly keen to build community links and partnerships, together with District Commissioners to achieve Scouting growth across every area of our remarkable peninsula and to ultimately provide young people the opportunity to take part, make friends and gain skills for life. 

I would love to hear from you if you need support, would like to know more about volunteering or if you can offer a community partnership opportunity to support the young people and volunteers in our area.