Oxted Scout Leaders

Lee Beech (Thursday nights)

Lee leads our Thursday night Troop, having started with the Group in July 2014. He lives in Oxted and works at the Royal Opera House.

Matt Stone (Thursday nights)

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

Austin Copp

Austin is a family man who lives locally. He works in London; he grew up in Ewell and was a Scout as a boy. He has been an Assistant Scout Leader at 1st Oxted since 2006.

Tony Pearson

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 East Surrey District Assistant District Commissioner for Young Leaders.

Arthur Miller

Arthur is an experienced Assistant Scout Leader who was at the 1st Hurst Green Scout Group until recently. Arthur works with the Barrow Green (Monday) Scout Troop.

Lee Beech

Lee is an assistant leader who started working with the Thursday Troop in July 2014.

Nick Hough

Nick is married with three grown-up children and lives in Oxted. Until 2005 when he moved to Oxted, he worked offshore in the oil industry. Today he has a desk job in London. 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, helping in an ad hoc fashion with Scouts between 1986 and the late 1990’s. From 1999 until 2004 he was an Assistant Cub Scout Leader at the 135th Derby (Broadway Baptist), before 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 on a weekly basis.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls