Meet the people who make it all possible

Let us help you put some names to the faces that you'll see on a weekly basis
Lewis Hitchen - Profile

Dr Lewis “Skip” Hitchen

Group Scout Leader

With overall responsibility of the Group, Lewis manages the leadership team and takes the lead running the Shire Explorer Scout Unit.


Kelly “Q” Astle-Williams

Deputy Group Scout Leader

Primarily responsible for running the Scout Troop, Kelly also helps Lewis manage the Group and ensures that we have an amazing programme.


Mark Palmer

Group Chair

Mark leads the Group Executive Committee and the wider group of Trustees that support Lewis and Kelly as they run the group.

Stella Taylor - Profile

Stella “Tic-Tac” Taylor

Group Secretary


Hannah "Hathi" Head

Section Assistant - Cubs

Hannah helps out with our Beavers and Cubs and at camps. She has a passion for photography and is always around taking lots of group photos.


Anthony “Baloo” Williams

Group Administrator and Treasurer

Anthony works tirelessly in the background looking after the Group's finances, and maintaining all of our IT systems.
Pete Westwood - Profile

Peter “Sparks” Westwood

Assistant Section Leader - Scouts

Responsible for helping Kelly deliver the Scout programme, Pete helps out across the entire group and is never far away from his knife and axe.

Andrew Head - Profile

Andrew “Kaa” Head

Assistant Section Leader - Cubs

Andrew helps create and deliver our Cubs programme, and was the Group's first volunteer to make his promise in British Sign Language!


Nickey "Rusty" Westwood

Assistant Section Leader - Beavers

Nickey is our fearless Beaver Leader, with a passion for craft, she loves to show our Beavers how to make lots of crafty things.

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Rowena McLeggan

Occasional Helper


Mintie ''Chip" Chiewsakul

Occasional Helper

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Angela Riches


We think you’d be a great volunteer!

You don't need to be Bear Grylls, and we don't need you to help out every week

We're always looking for adult volunteers to join the group and help in any way. Not just leaders, but people with skills and expertise that will give us the ability to help our young people, raise funds, build our resources and foster links with local businesses and organisations that can help us achieve our goals.

Joining doesn't mean you need to make a huge commitment to a pre-determined schedule, nor does it mean giving a fixed amount of time every week. The amount of support that you offer and the time you give to us is entirely up to you. You don't need to make the Promise, and you don't need to wear the uniform either. Help out on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly or even on an event-by-event basis.

If you work for a company that can help us, we've also got some great information on how you can help, as well as some stories that show how companies have helped us to deliver an amazing programme in the past.

Find out about adult volunteeringand the roles available to you
Learn how your company can get involvedand join other local companies who help us