Our Volunteers

Group Leaders

Zak Clark
Group Scout Leader

Meet Zak, the Group Scout Leader at 1st Merton Park Scout Group! Zak is a highly experienced and dedicated member of the group who has been involved in scouting for many years. As Group Scout Leader, Zak is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the group’s activities and ensuring that they are aligned with the values and principles of scouting.

Ben Clark
Group Quartermaster

Meet Ben, the Quartermaster for 1st Merton Park Scout Group! Ben has been a part of the group for many years and has a deep passion for scouting and the outdoors. As Quartermaster, Ben is responsible for managing and maintaining all of the equipment and supplies needed for the group’s activities and outings.

Rebecca Fairclough
Group Historian

Meet Rebeccah, the Historian for 1st Merton Park Scout Group! Rebeccah is a dedicated member of the group and has always been interested in the history and traditions of scouting. As Historian, she is responsible for documenting the group’s activities and preserving its heritage for future generations.

Squirrel Scout Leaders

Kerry Sheehan
Section Leader (Squirrels)

Kerry joined 1st Merton Park Scout Group in May 2022 when we  made the decision open a Squirrel Dray in September 2022. Squirrels is the Scout newest section. Kerry was once a youth member of the group and we are happy to have her back as a leader.

Sam Warren
Section Assistant

 

Meet Sam, one of the Section Assistants for the Squirrel Section at 1st Merton Park ScoutGroup! Sam is a dedicated member of the group and has always hada passion for working with children. As a Section Assistant, Sam works closely with the Squirrel Section leaders to plan and deliver exciting activities that help the children develop new skills and build confidence.

Marilia Gomes
Section Assistant

Meet Marilia, the other Section Assistant of the Squirrel Section at 1st Merton Park Scout Group! Marilia is a passionate member of the group and has always had a love for working with children. As a Section Assistant, she works closely with the Squirrel Section leaders and Sam to plan and deliver exciting activities that help the children develop new skills and build confidence.

Beaver Section Leaders

Andrew Maddison
Section Leader (Beavers)

Meet Andrew, the Section Leader of the Beaver Section for 1st Merton Park Scout Group! Andrew is a dedicated and experienced member of the group who has been involved in scouting for a number of years. As Section Leader, he works closely with the Section Assistants and other leaders to plan and deliver engaging activities that help the young children learn and grow.

Alec Cooper
Section Assistant

Meet Alec, one of the Section Assistants for the Beaver Section at 1st Merton Park Scout Group! Alec is a dedicated member of the group who has always had a passion for working with young children. As a Section Assistant, he works closely with the Section Leader and other leaders to plan and deliver fun and exciting activities that help the children develop new skills and confidence.

Lara-Jane Sharpe
Section Assistant

Meet Lara-Jane, the Section Assistant for the Beaver section of 1st Merton Park Scout Group! Lara-Jane has been involved with the group for many years and has a great love for working with young children. As a Section Assistant, she works closely with the Beaver section leaders to plan and deliver engaging activities that help the children learn and grow.

Anna Dagas
Section Assistant

Meet Anna, one of the Section Assistants for the Beaver Section at 1st Merton Park Scout Group! Anna is a passionate member of the group who has always loved working with children. As a Section Assistant, she works closely with the Section Leader and other leaders to plan and deliver engaging activities that help the children learn and grow.

Jonathan Attley
Section Assistant

Meet Jonathan, a Section Assistant for the Beaver Section at 1st Merton Park Scout Group! Jonathan is a dedicated member of the group who is passionate about working with young children. As a Section Assistant, he works closely with the Section Leader and other leaders to plan and deliver exciting activities that help the children learn and develop new skills.

Cub Section Leaders

Jane Clark
Section Leader (Cubs)

Meet Jane, the Section Leader for the Cub Section at 1st Merton Park Scout Group! Jane is a passionate and experienced member of the group who has been involved in scouting for many years. As a Section Leader, she works closely with other leaders to plan and deliver exciting and challenging activities that help the Cubs develop new skills and confidence.

Geoff Clayden
Assistant Section Leader (Cubs)

Meet Geoff, an Assistant Section Leader for the Cub Section at 1st Merton Park Scout Group! Geoff is a dedicated and experienced member of the group who is passionate about working with young people. As Assistant Section Leader, he works closely with the Section Leader and other leaders to plan and deliver exciting and challenging activities that help the Cubs learn and develop new skills.

Tony Giordani
Assistant Section Leader (Cubs)

Meet Tony, an Assistant Section Leader for the Cub Section at 1st Merton Park Scout Group! Tony is a dedicated and enthusiastic member of the group who has a passion for working with young people. As Assistant Section Leader, he works closely with the Section Leader and other leaders to plan and deliver exciting and engaging activities that help the Cubs learn and grow.

Mark Steggles
Assistant Section Leader (Cubs)

Meet Mark, an Assistant Section Leader for the Cub Section at 1st Merton Park Scout Group! Mark is a dedicated and experienced member of the group who loves working with young people. As Assistant Section Leader, he works closely with the Section Leader and other leaders to plan and deliver exciting and engaging activities that help the Cubs learn and develop new skills.

Scout Section Leaders

Mark Renton
Section Leader (Scouts)

Meet Mark, the Section Leader for the Scout Section at 1st Merton Park Scout Group! Mark is a dedicated and experienced leader who is passionate about helping young people develop new skills and learn through adventure. As Section Leader, he works closely with the other leaders to plan and deliver exciting and challenging activities that help the Scouts develop leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving skills.

Bob Voller
Assistant Section Leader (Scouts)

Meet Bob, an Assistant Section Leader for the Scout Section at 1st Merton Park Scout Group! Bob is a dedicated and experienced member of the group who is passionate about helping young people develop new skills and grow in confidence. As Assistant Section Leader, he works closely with the Section Leader and other leaders to plan and deliver exciting and challenging activities that help the Scouts develop leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving skills.

Nic Katzanos
Assistant Section Leader (Scouts)

Meet Nic, an Assistant Section Leader for the Scout Section at 1st Merton Park Scout Group! Nic is a dedicated and experienced member of the group who is passionate about helping young people develop new skills and explore the outdoors. As Assistant Section Leader, he works closely with the Section Leader and other leaders to plan and deliver exciting and challenging activities that help the Scouts develop leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving skills.

Charles Green
Assistant Section Leader

Meet Charles, an Assistant Section Leader for the Scout Section at 1st Merton Park Scout Group! Charles is a dedicated and experienced member of the group who is passionate about helping young people develop new skills and explore the outdoors. As Assistant Section Leader, he works closely with the Section Leader and other leaders to plan and deliver exciting and challenging activities that help the Scouts develop leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving skills.

Explorer Section Leaders

Alex Whiting
Unit Leader (Merton Park Explorer Scout Unit)

Meet Alex, the Unit Leader for the Merton Park Explorer Scout Unit! Alex is a dedicated and experienced member of the scouting community, who is passionate about helping young people develop new skills and gain valuable experiences. As Unit Leader, he leads a team of skilled and enthusiastic leaders in providing engaging and challenging activities for Explorer Scouts aged 14-18.

Vicky Tullet
Assistant Unit Leader (Merton Park Explorer Scout Unit)

Meet Vicky, an Assistant Section Leader for the Merton Park Explorer Scout Unit! Vicky is a dedicated and enthusiastic member of the scouting community who is passionate about helping young people develop new skills and gain valuable experiences. As Assistant Section Leader, she works closely with the Section Leader and other leaders to plan and deliver exciting and challenging activities for Explorer Scouts aged 14-18.

Clive Tullet
Assistant Unit Leader (Merton Park Explorer Scout Unit)

Meet Clive, the Assistant Unit Leader for the Merton Park Explorer Scout Unit! Clive is a dedicated and experienced member of the scouting community who is passionate about helping young people develop new skills and gain valuable experiences. As Assistant Unit Leader, he works closely with the Unit Leader and other leaders to plan and deliver exciting and challenging activities for Explorer Scouts aged 14-18.

Trustee Board

Clive Tullet
Group President

Clive is a highly respected and esteemed member of the 1st Merton Park Scout Group community, serving as the Honorary Group President. With a long-standing history of involvement with the group, Clive is a well-known and highly regarded figure within the wider community.

As Honorary Group President, Clive provides valuable guidance and support to the group, drawing on his extensive experience and knowledge to help ensure that the group continues to thrive and grow. He is deeply committed to the group’s mission of supporting the development of young people in the community, and is highly respected by both the board and the wider group community.

Emma Maddison
Group Chair

Emma is our Group Chair. As Chair of the Trustee Board, she heads up the governance of the group ensuring that all of our activies are run safely and in accordance with scouting policies. She is a member of the Group Senior Leadership team assisting the Group Scout Leader in his duties.

Jessica Dahlstrom
Group Secretary

Meet Jessica, the Group Secretary on the Trustee Board for 1st Merton Park Scout Group! Jessica is a highly organized and detail-oriented member of the scouting community who plays a key role in supporting the group’s administrative functions. As Group Secretary, she is responsible for maintaining accurate records of meetings and decisions, managing correspondence, and ensuring that the group operates in compliance with relevant policies and regulations.

John Garratt
Group Treasurer

Meet John, the Group Treasurer on the Trustee Board for 1st Merton Park Scout Group! John is a highly skilled and experienced member of the scouting community who brings a wealth of financial expertise to the group. As Group Treasurer, he is responsible for managing the group’s finances, ensuring that resources are used effectively to support the delivery of high-quality scouting activities.

Hannah Buxton
Trustee Board Member

Meet Hannah, a highly dedicated and passionate member of the scouting community who serves as a Member of the Trustee Board for 1st Merton Park Scout Group! Hannah brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the group, having been involved in scouting for many years. In her role on the committee, she plays a key role in shaping the group’s strategic direction, providing valuable insights and guidance on a range of issues.

Hannah McDonald
Trustee Board Member

Hannah is a valued member of the 1st Merton Park Scout Group, serving as a Member of the Trustee Board. She is a dedicated and passionate advocate for scouting, and works tirelessly to ensure that the group’s activities and events are successful and enjoyable for all involved.

Kathy Di Franco
Trustee Board Member

Kathy is an integral member of the 1st Merton Park Scout Group, serving as a Member of the Trustee Board. She is deeply committed to the scouting movement, and works tirelessly to ensure that the group is able to provide exciting and challenging activities for its members. Kathy is also the driving force for our group’s main fundraising activties: The Jumble Sales!

Jonny Reeks
Group Administrator

As Group Administrator, I look after all of the systems which help to keep the group running day to day such as our Email and File Sharing systems. As someone who works difficult hours for our section meetings, I work behind the scenes assisting the sterling work of the group leadership.

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