Leaders

All uniformed leaders and officials of the Group are unpaid volunteers. Most of them work for a living as well as helping run the 1st Oxted Scout Group, and many of them have children.

Phil Hosp – Group Scout Leader – Phil lives in Oxted, joined 1st Oxted in 2011, helps run the Acorn Cub Pack and has two youngsters in Scouting, one in Explorers and one in Scouts.

Andy Wright  – Cub Scout Leader – Wednesday (Acorn) Cub Pack. Andy is Akela (leader) of our Wednesday (Acorn Pack) Cub Pack. He is a family man living in Limpsfield who has been leading the Cub Pack since 2011.

Amanda Doran – Scout Leader and Explore Leader – Monday (Barrow Green) Scout Troop. Amanda is a highly experienced Scouter and secondary school teacher. As well as leading Monday night Scouts, she is also the leader of the Explorer Unit (for those aged 14-18) based in Oxted.

Elise Claringbull – Beaver Scout Leader – Beavers.  Elise has been in Oxted for many years and has a youngster in Cubs as well as one in Explorers.

Lee Beech – Scout Leader Thursday (Chalkpit) Scout Troop – Lee works in a senior role literally “behind the scenes” at the Royal Opera House. He started working with the Thursday Troop in July 2014. He has a youngster that has just moved from Cubs to Scouts

Some of our other leaders

Nick Hough, District Commissioner in East Surrey and former 1st Oxted Grpup Scout Leader – Nick is married with three grown-up children and lives in Oxted.  Nick was brought up in Derby and was a Cub and a Scout before becoming a founding member of Scorpion Venture Scout Unit in Derby North District, in 1981. He has remained closely involved with Scouting since then,  joining the 1st Oxted at the end of 2005, and assuming the role of Group Scout Leader in 2009. Nick assumed the role of District Commissioner for East Surrey Scouts on 13/11/16, though he still assists when he can with Scouting and other activities in Oxted, when he can.

John Jones – Assistant Cub Scout Leader – Tuesday (Oak) Cub Pack – John lives in Hurst Green and started with the 1st Oxted at Easter 2014.

Arthur Miller – Assistant Scout Leader Monday (Barrow Green) Scout TroopArthur is an experienced Assistant Scout Leader and works with the Barrow Green (Monday) Scout Troop.

Benjamin Miller – Assistant Cub Scout Leader – Tuesday (Oak) Cub Pack – Ben is an experienced Assistant Cub Scout Leader and works with the Tuesday (Oak) Cub Pack.

Tony Pearson – Assistant Scout Leader Monday (Barrow Green) Scout Troop – Tony Pearson works in fire prevention and is also a local retained firefighter. He has been involved in Scout leadership in England, Scotland and France and has been working with the Scout Troop at 1st Oxted since 2008. Tony is also the District Explorer Scout Leader (Young Leaders).

Marcus Roberts – Assistant Cub Scout Leader – Tuesday (Oak) Cub Pack – Marcus is a local family man and works as a plumber.

Matt Stone – Assistant Scout Leader (both Troops). Matt Stone grew up locally; he is a uniformed police officer with the Kent Constabulary and has been a uniformed Cub and Scout leader for many years, working at 1st Oxted since 2006 and at 1st Burstow before that.

Michelle Staples – Assistant Cub Scout Leader – Wednesday (Acorn) Cub Pack. Michelle lives locally and is a teacher at a nearby school.

Jon Wells – Assistant Cub Scout Leader – Wednesday (Acorn) Cub Pack with a youngster in Cubs and another that is a Scout