Who are the leaders?

Our leadership team is entirely made up of volunteers who just enjoy Scouting! All adult leaders have training and a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check, and there is always at least one adult who is first aid qualified present at an event/meeting.

Pete Butler (Executive Committee Chair) With a wealth of experience of Scouting Pete leads the Exec Committee. The Committee is made up of volunteers and parents and helps relieve some of the pressure for the Leaders to get on with delivering their program to the members. Please contact us if you can offer some assistance.

Mark Weedon (Group Scout Leader)

Mark has been a volunteer with youth organisations for 25 years. His focus is on developing 1st Granboroughs adventurous activities (camps, hikes, walks, expeditions, etc). As well as working with the Scout Troop Mark is responsible for the Group (Beavers, Cubs and Scouts); supporting all the leaders and ensuring the young members enjoy their Scouting experience. As well as Scouts Mark is also a First Responder for the Ambulance service in the surrounding villages.



Steve Parslow (Scout Leader)

Steve was involved in Scouts a few years ago and is excited to be back in the organisation with 1st Granborough. It was Steves idea to get 1st Granborough Scouts up and running after a 7 year absence in 2012.



Bob Bowerman (Scout Leader)

Bob has been Scouting for many years, helping in various troops with camps in the south of the county. He lives in Granborough and has now joined us full-time to bring his Scouting knowledge to the team. If anything needs (over) engineering then Bob is your man!


Martie Hancock (Cub Leader – Akela)

Born and bred in South Africa Martie spent just over 10 years in a ‘Scout-type’  organisation. The UK has been her home since 2001, and she aims to do as many games, outdoor activities and camping trips with Cubs as possible while they learn about becoming responsible citizens, learn to appreciate and support their local communities, wider communities and how to take care of this beautiful planet we call home. Please get in touch if you would like to find what they get up to, or if you would like to come and visit!


Elliot Wallis (Assistant Beaver Leader)

Elliot has been part of 1st Granborough since 2015 when his own child joined.  He started as a regular adult helper and moved into the role as Asst section leader in 2016.
Elliot is responsible for assisting the section leader with weekly running of the colony.   Planning activity and challenge badges and joining the Beavers on hikes and nights away.
He enjoys the role of leading todays youngest section of 1st Granborough and hopes to continue to grow the colony with more and more fantastic and fun activities in the future.


If you would like the opportunity to do something you’d never thought of doing, while having lots of fun and giving back to the community at the same time, please get in touch – we can always do with more leaders!