Welcome To Our New Scout Leaders

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by Graham on November 22, 2012

We are delighted to announce the appointment Philip Horne and Rob Ogilvie who are taking over responsibility for the management of our Scout Troop for children aged 10 to 14.

Phil is taking overall responsibility as Scout Leader (SL) and Rob will be Phil’s Deputy Scout leader (DSL) with specific responsibility for the older scouts aged 12 to 14 years.  Both Phil and Rob joined 1st Hazel Grove from 1st Torkington, a former sea-scout group that was based on Bean Leach Road in Hazel Grove that closed in the mid 90s.

Phil is 30 years old and was married at Wesley Street to Kate in September 2012.  He works as an Account Manager for an Asset Finance company.

“I have been in Scouting since the age of six joining Beavers at 1st Torkington.  I joined 1st Hazel Grove during Scouts after the closure of Torkington and I became a leader because I wanted to give back what had been given to me, and I enjoyed the family atmosphere of 1st Hazel Grove.  I am really excited about bringing a brilliant programme with Rob and the rest of our fantastic and talented leadership team, with great activities and camping at its heart.  My time as a Scout was fun, exciting, adventurous and unmissable and I can’t wait to bring that to the current generation of Scouts, as only 1st Hazel Grove can.”

Phil Horne – Scout leader

Rob is 24 years old and works as a Primary School Teacher.

“I started scouting in 1st Torkington Beavers, and Joined 1st Hazel Grove’s Jacala Cub Pack when Torkington closed. After progressing through Scouts and Explorers, I was briefly a leader at our Sycamore Beaver Colony. Whilst at university, I helped out at Beavers in Lancaster and Scouts in Durham. Following university, I became Scout Leader at 2nd Bramhall for just under 2 years, before coming home to 1st Hazel Grove. 

Like Phil, I’m really excited about delivering a new programme and working with our Leaders and Scouts to make sure they have as much fun as I did when I was a scout; I think the opportunities that 1st Hazel Grove provide are fantastic, and I believe we can ensure the Scouts get the best formative experiences before moving on to Explorers.”

Rob Ogilvie – Deputy Scout leader

We are delighted that Phil and Rob are taking on this new challenge and we wish them every success.

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Mark Richards October 10, 2015 at 11:00 pm

Congratulations Rob and Phil. I’m an ex 1st Torkington Sea Scout Patrol Leader, joined the Cubs in 1965 finishing Scouts in 1972 when the family moved South to Bucks. I emigrated to Australia in 1981. Sad to hear 1st Torkington is no more, Sea Scouts taught me much.

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