Exec Team of Trustees

Our team of Trustees work behind the scenes to support the Leaders making some of the most important decisions in how your Group runs. They provide an organisational layer to ensure the team has what they need to run safe and engaging activities for your children. Being an Executive Committee member is a rewarding and challenging way to support Scouting.  

We are organised with a number of sub-teams for Administration, Finances & Fundraising, Equipment & Facilities, Long-Term Projects. 

Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life. We have a mix of Elected members and Co-Opted members. We would be delighted to hear from you if you want to get involved.

Our Exec Team

GSL_Beavers_Adrian Hawkeye

Group Scout Leader - "Hawkeye"

Name: Adrian Hicks

Bio: I got back into scouting when my son Sam wanted to join Beavers ,I remembered when I was a cub and then a scout so I know how much fun I had and also I learned so many things that have actually been useful in later years.

Favourite cake: Battenburg

Exec_Chairman Andy Blake


Name: Andy Blake

Bio: Incoming...

Favourite Cake:  Incoming...

Exec_Secretary Naomi Larner


Name: Naomi Larner

Bio: Incoming...

Favourite Cake:  - Incoming...

Exec_Treasurer Matthew


Name: Matthew Paige-Stimson

Bio: Joined the Exec team in 2018 to support the Group in management of our finances and fundraising activities. Matthew was raised on a Lincolnshire farm so grew up outdoors filling his free-time with fishing, rafting, tree climbing, ditch jumping and den making. He is a former Cub and Scout and has a passion for hill-walking and wild-camping. His latest adventures in Wales have moved onto hammock camping and he therefore joins the rank of "Tree-hugger".

Favourite Cake:  Farmhouse flavours like apple and cinnamon

Exec Committee Members

Exec_Member Scouts rep


Scout parent rep

Exec_Member Jen Wharton

Jen Wharton

Cub parent rep

Exec_Member Matthew Jeffery

Matthew Jeffery

Beaver parent rep

Exec_Member Kathryn Lakic

Kathryn Lakic

Scout parent

Exec_Member Alex Burnard

Alex Burnard

Beaver parent & Girl Guide leader

District Commissioner / Training Advisor

District Commissioner / Training Advisor “Baggy”

Group Scout Leader "Baggy"

Name: Yvonne Paige-Stimson

Bio: Growing up, Yvonne was a Brownie, Guide, Young Leader and in the dance troop for the local Gang Show with fond memories of smoke-machines, lycra and sequins. She first moved across to Scouting as a Beaver Leader when she realised they were having more outdoor fun and especial enjoys the camping and canoeing. Returning to Scouts as a (*cough) grown-up when her own children were Old enough, she couldn’t wait to get involved again in the Cubs and Scouts. These days as GSL, the role is being responsible for the running of our entire Group. She believes that all children have the right to an adventure - and the only limit to what we can provide for the children is our imagination as Leaders.

Favourite Cake:  All cake is wonderful, but a bit of gooey lemon drizzle, washed down with a cup of coffee is the best!