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Frances Britain - Woking District Leader

Frances - Woking DistrictOver the last 12 years I have travelled to various parts of the world - Guyana, the USA, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Nepal as well as parts of Europe; it's often tiring and challenging, but meeting and experiencing other cultures and their people makes it exciting and worthwhile - the 20th World Jamboree is going to be a fantastic and memorable experience!

A bit about me

I'm one of the Assistant Leaders for ‘Surrey 2’. I have been part of the Scout Family ever since I can remember - Mums’ Cub camp as a young child and then Dads’ Venture Scout camps in my early teens, so Scouting is in my blood really!

When I was 21, I became involved with Raleigh International, participating in a 3 month expedition to Guyana, South America, with 100 other people who I had never met before. During this time we carried community projects and trekked around exploring the country.

When I am not Scouting I don't sit still ‘twiddling my thumbs’ - As a keen rock climber and mountaineer I am most happy balanced on a piece of rock! A member of the local climbing club, I am always trying to find ways of getting out of the DIY on the Victorian house that my husband Steve (Assistant leader in Surrey 1 Contingent) and I are slowly doing up. If I can’t go climbing then you’ll find me with my running shoes on instead, as I’m also into running and have completed a couple of road marathons and a mountain marathon.

My Scouting CV

Venture Scout - Trojans VSU. Gained the Queen's Scout Award.

Leadership - Assistant Scout Leader with St Johns. In 1997 I re-started the Brookwood/St Johns Venture Scout Unit with David Porter. I'm now a District Venture Scout Leader in Woking District Scouts and soon to become a District Explorer Scout Leader.