District Commissioner

Mark Scholfield


Scouting for me has been a family affair since my wife and I and our three sons joined 7th Burgess Hill (St Andrews) Scout Group in 2015. Initially, I was an occasional helper, but got more and more involved becoming Group Secretary in 2017 whilst my wife became Group Treasurer and now our sons are all in Glacier ESU. This experience has opened my eyes as to just how much value Scouting can bring to the Young Persons and also just how hard everyone works to make it all possible.

Deputy District Commissioner

Mike Larcombe

Some of you will know me as District Badge Secretary but I have held a number of roles in Scouting since I first joined as an Assistant Beaver Scout Leader in 1983. These have included DC of Southdown District (now part of Mid Sussex), Group Scout Leader of both a Haywards Heath Group and a Burgess Hill Group, and a County Role as Media  Development Manager.  I am married to Margaret, District Appointments Secretary. I have enjoyed my Scouting roles, seeing young people grow over the years and look forward to seeing this continuing.

District Explorer Scout Commissioner (DESC)

Mark Hutchinson



I first started my scouting journey as a Duke of Edinburgh Award participant looking to complete my volunteering section so started as a leader at 8th Burgess Hill Cub pack. I made the move to Explorers as a leader at Greensands ESU where I have spent the last 6 years. I am excited to be taking on the new challenge of the role of DESC within the district. Outside of Scouting, I am a leader and trustee of a local DofE open centre as well as working towards a work-related degree

District Chair

Tony Pearson

Tony was a Cub, Scout and then what used to be called Venturer’s (now Explorer’s) whilst growing up in New Zealand. When his son joined the movement in Haywards Heath he decided he should get involved and, as the group needed an Exec to manage the group’s admin, decided to take on the role of Group Chair. After 3 years he was looking for a new challenge and so joined the District Exec with a role focusing on the premises within the District. This seemed a natural fit given he’s a Chartered Surveyor in Mid Sussex! Recently Tony has taken on the role of District Chair to assist Robin with the districts admin and the groups in the district with theirs.