Our leadership team is entirely made up of volunteers who enjoy running Scouting meetings! All adult leaders have training and a DBS check (previously known as 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! To find out more please contact the Group Scout Leader at gsl@2ndleekscouts.co.uk or fill in our volunteer form here

The Leaders

 Julie – Group Scout Leader/Beaver Leader

Julie joined 2nd Leek Beavers in January 2017, but has a long connection with the Group as her parents were members previously. Julie has been involved with Girl Guiding in the past and currently works at Britannia. Julie holds an Indoor Nights Away permit.


Doug – Assistant Group Scout Leader

Doug is our longest serving member having joined the Group in 1948 as a Cub. During that time he has held many roles and took over as Group Scout Leader in 1969. Doug reitred from the GSL role in 2014 after 45 years of doing the role. He is also Band Master of the Group’s marching band.


Tracey – Assistant Group Scout Leader

Tracey joined 2nd Leek after helping at the District Beaver & Cub Camp in 2017, Tracey is a Geography teacher at St Edwards Academy, she likes cycling, baking, reading and loves camp trips away. Tracey changed roles to become AGSL to support Julie, having been the Assistant Beaver Leader previously.

Brad – Cub Scout Leader

Brad joined 2nd Leek as a Cub moving up to Scouts. After Scouts he decided that wanted to come back to be a Cub Leader and so joined Explorers as a Young Leader. Brad heads up the IT requirements for the group and also plays the Bass Drum in the Group Scout Band. When not Scouting Brad is a Sales Director for a joinery manufacturer company in Leek.

Simon – Cub Section Assistant

Simon joined 2nd Leek after helping at the District Beaver & Cub Camp in 2017, he is an IT Lecturer at Leek College, likes computers, aquariums and time spent in his campervan.

Tim – Scout Leader

Tim joined the group in 1992 as the ASL but left in 2002. However he returned again as ASL in 2012. Tim has a love for the outdoors and is working towards his Climbing and Hillwalking permits. Tim is part of the Group Band and is a qualified teacher.

Brian – Assistant Scout Leader

Brian has been a leader with the Group since 1975, after he was persuaded to join after helping with the Groups Gang Shows. Brian is also Barleighford Bridge Campsite Warden, and holds Camping Nights Away Permit. Brian swapped roles with Tim in the Summer of 2015 after 40 years of being the Scout Leader.

David – Assistant Scout Leader

David join the Group in September 2018 and is the Contracts Manager for a local fencing company. David has previously been a Scout and Explorer Scout in the Ashbourne area and has been a Leader at a Group in Coventry.