Adults

2nd Warwick are lucky to have a team of excellent volunteers (yes really, no one gets paid, not even for our two week Scout Camp). The group is made up of Scout leaders and Executive Committee members as below.

Everyone has their own role and responsibilities vary with those roles, but essentially we wouldn't do the job if we didn't enjoy it.

We have an additional mini site showing our current adult vacancies here: volunteering.2wk.org.uk

‘For anyone thinking of becoming a Scout, I say, go for it, come and join the big adventure.’ - Bear Grylls, UK Chief Scout

What might I do as a volunteer?

Depending on your role you could:

  • Come in for one afternoon per year and help cook a meal for 100 people on Frosty Camp
  • Teach a skill for a day or a couple of days at a time on a weekend camp
  • Take part in running weekly meetings doing anything from craft to electronics or nautical navigation
  • Manage our adults and help them get the right training and support to do the best they can
  • Maintain boats, ballcocks or bacon storage (fridge) - We need to keep our premises and equipment working properly

Can you spare 5 hours a year?

You may or may not know that all leaders and helpers at 2nd Warwick are volunteers and we do NOT get paid! Some of the infamous phrases we use are

"it's only 2 hours a week"

"I got a 100% pay rise this year!!"

In truth your leaders and supporters give their time to help develop your children and to provide lots of fun activities for them. It normally goes beyond the 1 to 2 hours that your child is at their Section meeting.

We are asking all parents to give 2nd Warwick a minimum of 5 hours a year to say Thank you the time that we are giving to your children.

There are many ways to do this, and some can be done a home

Helping at a fundraising event

Marshaling at an event to raise money

Coming to tidy the hut

Helping with hut maintenance

Helping at boating events

Help out on a camp or other event


We do recognise that a lot of our parents give much more than this and we are very grateful for your support.

So before you say - sorry I am too busy, think of the leaders who have full time jobs, families and other commitments yet still turn up every week to run the Scouting programme.

Why do we do it? Because its fun! The rewards are amazing! And we want to say thank you to a volunteer who gave their time to help us!

What do I get out of it? (in a non-selfish kind of way of course)

"Well, as a volunteer of some 18 years, I can say with all honesty, FUN, we wouldn't do it otherwise to be honest. There is a sense of comradery while running events, I take great pleasure in seeing the Scouts grow and learn skills, and occasional adults weekends give leaders a chance to gain new skills too." Explorer Leader

Meet the team at 2nd Warwick

The Group top team

Martin Stockbridge

Group Scout Leader

Martin has been a Venture, Scout and Explorer Leader and is now the GSL

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Jenny Stockbridge

Assistant Group Scout Leader Admin

Jenny has been a Guide and Scout leader for many years and has taken on the role of AGSL admin

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Marc Gadsby

Assistant Group Scout Leader Boats

Marc has been a Scout leader down south and in 2nd Warwick, work commitments ment a move to AGSL boats for the moment.

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Mark Ellis

Executive Committee Chair

Mark had been helping with events for a few years and was encouraged to take the participation a little further

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Viv Bosworth

Group Treasurer

Viv was foolish enough to tell us she could count and ended up as the Treasurer

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Hazel Underwood

Fundraising Coordinator

Hazel does a wonderful job pulling all of our fundraising events together, like the regatta and bonfire to name but two.

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Beaver Leaders

Emma Elson

Beaver Scout Leader

Emma loves coming up with things for the beavers to try.

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Lynn Handford

Assistant Beaver Scout Leader

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Heather Tomlin

Assistant Beaver Scout Leader

Heather loves getting creative with the Beavers

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Oliver Jaques

Assistant Beaver Scout Leader

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Cub Leaders

Andrea Bridgeman

Cub Scout Leader

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Sue Scurrah

Assistant Cub Scout Leader

After 30 years in Guiding, I joined my family at 2nd Warwick in 2004. On and off since then I've had various roles including providing masses of food at camps.

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Sue Hissen

Assistant Cub Scout Leader

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Scout Leaders

Mark Fletcher

Scout Leader (Friday)

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Polly Scurrah

Scout Leader (Tuesday)

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Gary Trinder

Assistant Scout Leader

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Iain Marshall

Assistant Scout Leader

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James Elson

Assistant Scout Leader

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Martin Abba

Assistant Scout Leader

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Neil Pitchford

Assistant Scout Leader

Neil has Been with 2WK since his boys were in Beavers in 2000. Former GSL, Scout Leader and now Assistant Scout Leader, he is looking forward to his grand children joining in 2019

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Nick George

Assistant Scout Leader

Nick started as a parent helper when his daughters joined 2WK, and has been an ASL with Vanguard (Scouts – girls section) since 2016. Was a Scout himself many years ago

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Pete Sword

Assistant Scout Leader

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Roger Connett

Assistant Scout Leader

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Nick Thacker

Assistant Scout Leader

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Dean Usherwood

Assistant Scout Leader

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Explorer Leaders

Dave Tomlin (Titch)

Explorer Scout Leader

Titch joined 2nd Wk in 1992 as a Scout and never left

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Mark Clinkscales (Badger)

Assistant Explorer Scout Leader

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Barbie Tomlin

Assistant Explorer Scout Leader

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Carrie Beardmore

Assistant Explorer Scout Leader

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Alex Carr (Lexi)

Assistant Explorer Scout Leader

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Elaine Thomas (Alan)

Assistant Explorer Scout Leader

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