Scouting Districts in Avon

Avon Scout County is one of the largest Scout Counties in the UK.  We have nearly 13,000 members and over 2,000 volunteers. We cover a large area with Bristol in the centre of the County, from Weston Super Mare in the south to the villages surrounding Thornbury, South Gloucestershire in the North. It takes in the cities of Bath and Bristol and towns of Nailsea, Portishead and Keynsham.  To make this large area more manageable we section it into nine Scouting Districts.

Axe District

District Commissioner TBC

Axe District Website

Axe Activity Notification

Axe Nights Away Notification 

Bath District

District Commissioner: Simon Crowden

Bath District Website

Bath Activity Notification

Bath Nights Away Notification

Bristol South District

District Commissioner: Scott Stowell

Bristol South District Website

Bristol South Activity Notification

Bristol South Away Notification 

I have been in Scouting since the age of six and then became an adult volunteer at the age of 18 to give back what I got out of Scouting. As a previous line manager at work, I have the experience of managing people and I also know what it’s like to be an adult leaders with our amazing young people. Why not come and join us in our adventure?
Scott Stowell

Brunel District

District Commissioner: Jenny Turner

Brunel District Website

Brunel Activity Notification

Brunel Nights Away Notification 

I joined Scouting, after having been a Guide Leader, to become a Beaver Scout Leader then went on to be a Venture Scout and Explorer Scout Leader. I have also enjoyed significant involvement with both Cub Scouts and Scouts in a variety of roles as well as having been a Scout Active Support Unit Manager. 

After holding the role of Assistant District Commissioner (ADC) Beaver Scouts, I became a Deputy District Commissioner and now find myself Brunel District Commissioner working with a dedicated experienced team.

I have spent my life working with children and young people, and their families, professionally and believe that young people are the future, and we all have a responsibility to be positive role models and help them value and believe in themselves.  Jenny Turner


Cabot District

District Commissioner: Chris Gavriel

Cabot District Website

Cabot Activity Notification

Cabot Nights Away Notification

I started in Scouting as a Cub and eventually became Cub Leader and then joined the district team. I believe passionately about making local Scouting accessible for all, ensuring it meets the needs of today’s young people and their adult volunteers. We work with the wider community to get more adults to join the adventure and make positive impact on the lives of those around them.
Chris Gavriel

Cotswold Edge

District Commissioner: Pete Carnegie

Cotswold Edge District Website

Cotswold Edge Activity Notification

Cotswold Nights Away Notification 

I was a Scout in North East of England and all three of my sons have been right through Scouts. When we moved to the West Country, I became Cub Leader and then joined the local district team and eventually became District Commissioner. I am passionate about making Scouting accessible for all, ensuring it meets the needs of today#s young people and their adult volunteers and how successful we can be when we embraces flexible volunteering.
Peter Carnegie

Gordano District

District Commissioner: Tony Tween

Gordano’s Website

Gordano Activity Notification

Gordano Nights Away Notification 

As District Commissioner I have re-joined Scouting as an adult volunteer because like so many leaders I have first hand evidence of the very positive impact it had on my life and the lives of others. We have a small but experienced District Team, dedicated to enhancing the scouting experiences of over 1200 youngsters and supporting over 200 leaders. We also have a fabulous District Campsite at Glenny Wood, well used by all our groups. Tony Tween

Kingswood District

District Commissioner: Jamie Martin

Kingswood District Website

Kingswood Activity Notification

Kingswood Nights Away Notification

Wansdyke District

District Commissioner: Tina Curtis

Wansdyke District Website

Wansdyke Activity Notification

Wansdyke Nights Away Notification 

My Scouting life started with my son joining Beavers and like a lot of leaders, I became involved with the group’s executive committee and gradually worked my way to Cub Leader and then joined the District Team. I really enjoy working with other leaders and the young people to make sue they both get the most from their scouting experience. Discovering the next level of Scouting and learning how everything works at County & National level is much more fun than I thought it would be and I am looking forward to helping shape the future for Scouting and for our young people to develop skills for life.
Tina Curtis