Our Team

Our team is made up of both staff and volunteers – we have five paid employees, a committee managing and supporting the work of the Centre, and a service crew of over 75+, who are all members of the Frylands Wood Service Crew Scout Active Support Unit.

Centre Managers


Centre Manager
Barry is our centre manager and is responsible for running Frylands Wood throughout the year. He 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.


Deputy Centre Manager
Jorge joined the team in late 2022. Originally from Venezuela, Jorge came to the UK as a volunteer at Gilwell Park where he learnt the skills to become a Lead Instructor at Downe Scout Campsite before stepping up to his current position here at Frylands Wood. He is full of experience, from building high ropes courses to inspecting PPE. Jorge will be a great asset to the Centres future development.

Activity Instructors


Activity Instructor
Baz is one of our Activity Instructors. A frequent visitor to Frylands Wood with his Scouts and Explorer group. Barry E or ‘Baz’ as he’s known to us, started helping out as a crew member, helping to run activities during our busy season. Baz is also a very talented craftsman and has built some wonderful additions to Frylands Wood. Baz can normally be found on the Archery range telling bad jokes and blasting out Pink Floyd!


Activity Instructor
Jason is one of our Activity Instructors. He is no stranger to Frylands Wood and has been visiting since he was a Beaver and progressed through Cubs, Scouts and Explorers. Jason was also a Scout Leader in Croydon District and has been crewing at Frylands Wood since 2013. In 2016, Jason started a level 2 apprenticeship in outdoor pursuits here at Frylands Wood. He then went on to complete a level 3 in 2018. Jason does love a good cup of Earl Grey tea so if you see him out and about don’t forget to offer him one.


Activity Instructor
Louie has been through all the sections in scouting, leading the way for others. Since the age of 14, he has been a valuable member of our explorer crew. He is now one of our activity instructors here at Frylands Wood. Louie is not shy to some hard work and loves to get stuck in!


Activity Instructor
Frankie is a long time friend of Frylands Wood, Starting out by helping with our annual events as an Explorer crew member and is now an Activity Instructor here at Frylands Wood. Frankie has always got a smile on his face and loves to make the most out of his activity sessions.

Office Team


Finance Officer
Sue is the Centre’s Finance Officer. Sue started in late 2022 and along side Penny, she is looking after our budget and inner workings of Frylands Wood. She has steamed straight into the position with a positive outcome. Sue is a Queen’s Guide and Queen’s Scout and has been both a Venture Scout and Scout leader over the years. In her spare time she is involved in drama groups working with adults and children with learning disabilities and enjoys performing with them. Sue is always up for a laugh!


Dave joined the team in December 2021 as our Administrator for Frylands Wood and also the Lewisham Scout District. Dave is no stranger to scouting or Frylands Wood having used us many times with his own group. He is determined to jump into his new role and provide the best customer service experience he can.



Volunteer Chairman
Kevin is the center’s ‘top dog’. Part of a weekly maintenance crew, Kevin is always dropping in and getting his hands dirty in some maintenance work and keeping the site safe. When he’s not on site, Kevin works tirelessly behind the scenes in his newly appointed role of Chairman.


Volunteer Co-deputy Chairman
Chris is a Deputy Chairman of Frylands Wood Scout Outdoor Centre together with Vicki. We split the various job’s that need doing, which works really well. I love Frylands , it’s a real oasis and there’s nothing better than seeing it busy with young people enjoying themselves. I’m a mad Crystal Palace fan, so if you fancy talking football, come and have a chat.


Volunteer Co-deputy Chairman
Vicki is one of our Volunteer Deputy Chairs for the Frylands Wood Management Committee, helping to oversee the management and operation of the Centre. She has been involved in Scouting for many years and has held a wide variety of roles, both in Lewisham and neighboring Croydon Districts. When she’s not Scouting Vicki works as an Outdoor Educator and is also a member of London Search & Rescue, and as such survives on a steady stream of caffeine, so a cup of tea is always welcome!


Providore Manager
Cam has recently joined the volunteer service crew at Frylands Wood. He is now our Providore Manager and is taking the providore through a massive change in the way it looks and also how it operates. Cam loves cooking for people and being hospitable and keeps the moral of the team up by giving them great food!


Management Committee
Penny is one of our Management Committee members. As well as being Barry’s wife, she helps with of our finance and book keeping administration. Penny also helps serves in the providore and has undertaken the task of looking after the Chapel onsite. She has been involved in both Scouting and Guiding and was the Scout Leader at the 20th Lewisham South.


Management Committee
Alan is a member of the volunteer Management Committee, who looks after the CCTV and site security. Alan has been crewing at Frylands Wood for over 16 years and is the Operations Director for a security company. In his spare time Alan likes to go driving and also practice target shooting.