Who are the leaders?

Our leadership team is entirely made up of volunteers who enjoy running explorer meetings and camps! All adult leaders have training and a CRB check, and there is always at least one adult who is first aid qualified.

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!

Name: James Braithwaite
Role: Explorer Scout Leader
Joined Scouting: 1997
Became a Leader: 2007
Likes: Mountain biking, good food and good company.
Dislikes: Bananas

Name: Iain Barnett
Role: Assistant Explorer Scout Leader
Joined Scouting: 1995
Became a Leader: 2007
Likes: Music, walking in the Peak District.
Dislikes: All kinds of berries (Except Ryan!)

Name: Ryan Berry
Role: Section Assistant
Joined Scouting: 2013
Became a Leader: 2013
Likes: Bushcraft, spending time with his family.
Dislikes: Working in the rain.

Name: Jo Appleton
Role: Section Assistant
Joined Scouting: 2005
Became a Leader: 2012
Likes: Dogs, skiing, baking.
Dislikes: Spiders!

Name: Katherine Turner
Role: Section Assistant
Joined Scouting: 2009
Became a Leader: 2013
Likes: White water rafting.
Dislikes: Cold rivers!