15th February 2016

Our Team

Our team is made up of both staff and volunteers – we have three paid employees, three committees managing and supporting the work of the Centre, and a service crew of over 100, who are all members of the Frylands Wood Service Crew Scout Active Support Unit. Below you will find some information about our staff, committee members, and details of our management structure.

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Barry Goswell – Centre Manager

Barry has been our Centre Manager since 2008, and has been involved in Scouting in Lewisham since he was a child. He is a former Group Scout Leader in Lewisham District and currently volunteers as the County Assessor for Archery in Greater London South.

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Penny Goswell – Centre Administrator

Penny is our Centre Administrator. As well as being Barry’s wife, she deals with all of our administration, bookings and maintains our website. She has been involved in both Scouting and Guiding and was the Scout Leader at the 20th Lewisham South.

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Mark Thomson – Deputy Centre Manager

Mark is our Deputy Centre Manager and joined the team in 2014 from Broadstone Warren and brings with him 8 years experience in the industry. He is also the Scout Leader at the 1st Mayfield Scout Group and a District Cub Scout Leader in Ashdown District.


Alan Britchford – Operations

Alan is the Chairman of the Operations Committee, which ensures the effective and efficient day to day running of the Centre, and provides day-to-day line management of our staff. Alan has been crewing at Frylands Wood for over 15 years and is the Operations Director for a security company.

Jason Foad – Senior Apprentice

Jason is currently completing his Level 3 NVQ having recently completed his Level 2 apprentice with us from July 2016 to July 2017. Jason has been visiting Frylands Wood since he was a Beaver and progressed through all the sections. He was previously a Scout Leader and had been crewing at Frylands Wood since being a Young Leader


Nick Smith – Events

Nick is the Chairman of the Events Committee, which runs a programme of events throughout the year to support and drive new business to the Centre. He runs his own company, NCS Entertainments, and is also an Explorer Scout Leader in Croydon District.

VACANT – Management Committee Chair