Our People

Meet the Team

Our Team Lead Volunteers

District Lead Volunteer

Matt Jackson

Known previously as District Commissioner, Matt has overall responsibility for the District. It is his role to ensure the Leeds Templars runs effectively and that Scouting develops in accordance with the rules and policies of The Scout Association. He also ensures that the District teams are organised and inspires volunteers to give young people great experiences and skills for life.

Youth Lead

Matthew Plant

Known previously as Youth Commissioner, a Youth Lead is someone between the ages of 18 and 25 that gives young people a voice at a senior level. Matthew is responsible for ensuring that Scouting at Leeds Templars is shaped by young people. He supports our young people, making sure their voices are heard, promotes the YouShape awards and supports volunteers to empower young people and young leaders.

Programme Team Lead

Jeanette Walker

As Programme Team Lead, Jeanette has responsibility for helping every section run a safe, enjoyable and high quality programme. To do this she helps bring section teams together so that young people have a positive impact on the community and earn their top awards.

14-24 Team Lead

Peter Mason

The 14-24 Team merges all previous Explorer and Network Teams into one cohesive group. Peter focuses on Explorer and Network programme and events, getting young people their top awards, the Young Leaders scheme and DofE awards.

Volunteering Development Lead

Jas Brereton

Jas make sure that all volunteers in the district have a positive and enjoyable volunteering experience. The team makes it easier for people to join Scouts and Leaders to learn new skills.

Support Team Lead

Catherine Duffy

The Support Team is a new team that merges former SAS roles, communications roles, fundraisers, digital and building managers into one place. This team focuses on giving tools and resources to other Leaders so they can run Scouts smoothly while following the POR.