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Group Scout Leader – Jackie Mather

Day Job! – Senior Sister, Emergency Nurse Practioner

How did you get involved with Scouts? – My Husband asked me in 2005 to launch a Beaver colony within an existing group that did not have one. As a young person I was a Girl Guide and loved the opportunities I was offered. I was then in 2010 given the task to start 1st Shropshire Borders to embrace flexible volunteering and provide access to scouting within rural communities.

Beaver Scout Leader – Neil Bevan

Day Job – Company Director, Hunter Bevan Ltd – a graphic design & marketing company.

How did you get involved with Scouts? – I was taking our son to Beavers in Oswestry every week for an hour’s meeting, and was asked if I’d like to help out as it was hardly worth me going home in between!… so I became an ‘occasional helper’ but ended up helping pretty much every week. Then I saw a really professional looking poster about a new group meeting monthly all day on a Saturday, and moving around the local villages, so I took the kids to the ‘taster day’. I signed up to help – but said I didn’t want to go into uniform. I ended up becoming the Beaver Scout Leader! I’ve now completed all my training and have been awarded my Wood Badge. I’d encourage anyone to volunteer in Scouting – there are opportunities for all – from occasional help, secretarial and group treasurer roles, through to leadership roles and the more exciting outdoor activities. You can give as little or as much time as you like. The leadership training is really useful, not just in Scouting, but in a wider business and career context, and can actually lead to professional qualifications with the Institute of Leadership & Management.

Assistant Beaver Scout Leader – Vacancy

 

Cub Scout Leader – Katie Smith

How did you get involved with Scouts? – I joined Scouts as a Sea Scout when I was 13, and attended the World Scout Jamboree with 40,000 other Scouts from around the world in Essex it was amazing to say the least. After moving to Shropshire, I was chosen to help out at the Jamboree this time in Sweden in August 2011, I couldn’t wait however in January 2011 my life was thrown upside down when I had an accident leaving me with a brain injury which has left me in a wheelchair. I had met Jackie prior to this, and she mentioned that she was looking at setting up a Scout group which I couldn’t wait to get involved in. After a long time in hospital I thought Scouting would be something that would have to stop, I was gutted to say the least, Scouting had changed my life not only at Jamborees but also in regular meetings. However 1st Shropshire Borders welcomed me with open arms even when I have missed meetings due to illness the group welcomed me back, and the young people involved in the group are amazing and are always willing to give a hand. I don’t think I would have such a positive outlook without them all! 1st Shropshire Borders is a group that is inclusive and adaptable and I am sure no young person or leader would ever feel not wanted as part of the group once in your part of the Shropshire Borders family and you are loved like any other person in the group 🙂

Cub Scout Leader – Tom Lavin

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Pack Assistant – Charlotte Towne

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Scout Leader – Jack Evans

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Scout Leader -Rob Morby

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