About us

Founded in 1910 Worting is a very active, family friendly Scout group, providing adventurous activities for youngsters from six years and up.

Scouting has always provided opportunities and skills for life and at Worting we have a wide ranging programme that allows young people to get the most out of their Scouting experience.


100 Years of Worting

118 if were being picky

If you are interested in Worting Scout Group and would like to know more then please do spend some time reading through our amazing written history. Crafted over many years it is the work of one of our Scout Leaders David Hopkins AKA "J". It contains excerpts from our Scout newsletter Worting Warblings and much much more!


You can download it by clicking on the button below.

Park Prewett WW1 Hospital

Worting village was the closest village to the WWI hospital at Park Prewett,


The patients came to the White Hart to drink, the hospital treated locals who were ill or in accidents, and one Worting lady married a Canadian medic. Those that died are mainly buried in the Worting Road cemetery. 


As part of our WWI studies the Worting St Thomas Scouts are shining a light into the important role of Worting’s near neighbour the Canadian 4th General Hospital of the Canadian Army Medical Corps

The Worting Team

Get to Know Us

Neil MacIntosh

Group Scout Leader (GSL)

Neil is our Group Scout Leader and has been for 30 years. He oversees all things Worting. Both his boys were went through the Worting ranks. He is retired and enjoys watching Cricket.


Gavin Clark

Assistant Group Scout Leader (AGSL)

If you cut Gavin in half, we are sure it would read Worting through the middle.  He has been an ASL, our GSL and then AGSL for over 35 years and runs activities for both the Scout troop and the Explorer unit. He holds hillwalking and canoeing authorisations and is a County Canoeing Assessor.


Chrissie Clark

Mother Hen

Chrissie is married to Gavin. She recently received the 25 year service to scouting. Chrissie  keeps Gavin in check and is the mother hen of the scout troop.


David Hopkins

Scout Leader

AKA "J" is our Scout Leader. He runs the Scout Troop and has been with us for 10 years. J is the archaeologist and artist amongst us and his sketches can be found popping up in many a location!


Juile Jacobs

Assistant Beaver Leader - Ginger Beaver/
Deputy District Commissioner

Julie is our Beaver leader, fondly known as Ginger Beaver. She is also the Deputy District Commissioner for Basingstoke West Scouts District – a very important person.


Ben Mills

Beaver Leader - Green Beaver

Ben is an ex Worting Scout and is known as Green Beaver. His daughter is part of Worting and I am sure his son will follow in there footsteps.


Sam Stevens

Cub Leader - Akela

Sam is our Cub Leader and goes by the name Akela. Sam has been at Worting since he was 6 years old when he joined the Beavers.


Amber Tavener

Assistant Cub Scout Leader

Amber is known as Raksha and has been a Young Leader with Beavers. She joined Worting in 2009 and is now our youngest Assistant Cub Scout Leader.


Jemma Godleman

Assistant Cub Scout Leader - Kaa

Jemma is known as Kaa and has only recently discovered the fun/excitement of scouting having grown up taking part in professional swimming and tennis.

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Tim Clark

Assistant Scout Leader


Suzie Pearman

Assistant Scout Leader


Will Scott

Assistant Scout Leader


Harry Hollingshead

Assistant Scout Leader


Rob & Philippa Scott

Assistant Scout Leaders

Rob is an ASL and versatile leader, having run Cub and Network Units before settling down with the Scout Troop and with Philippa, a nice nursie and also an ASL. Their little boys provide plenty of entertainment for Group members.


Stuart MacFarlane

Assistant Scout Leader


Jack Hopkins

Cubs/Scouts - Assistant Leader

Jack is an assistant and goes by the name of Rikki Tikki Tavi. He's a Cub Leader but turns his hand to helping with Scouts too when needed.  A veteran of two stints with Camp America he brings all sorts of ideas into action.

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Greg Catlin

Cubs/Scouts Assistant Leader

Greg is our paramedic. We inherited him as a 10 year old from a Troop in Yorkshire and he has talked his way into our hearts ever since. A real character and if you were to slice him through it would say ‘Scout’ on every slice.

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