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The Programme Team

We have got a fantastic week lined up for you at Charnwood 2016, we are striving to make the event one of the most memorable experiences of your life. Our programme team have been working with Guides and Scouts across Leicestershire to provide a really exciting programme with a mix of old favourites and entirely new concepts that are designed to excite, thrill, challenge, teach and entertain you during your week.

TEAM MANAGER

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  • Jon Borzacchiello
  • Scouting Role:- County Scout Leader
  • Unusual fact about yourself:- I don’t think there is one to be honest!
  • Previous Charnwood memory:- Charnwood 96 I was a participant and enjoyed all the activities and the friends that were to be made. 2001 & 2006 I was part of the on-site services team, both very enjoyable camps spent with great friends, old and new.
  • Whats your favourite activity while on camp:- I’m a big fan of adrenaline activities so you would find me in the Extreme 16 Zone also the evening activities are a favorite of mine.
TEAM ADMINISTRATOR

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  • Adrian Wray
  • Scouting Role:- County Secretary and CEO for Youth Fun Days (www.youthfundays.co.uk)
  • Unusual fact about yourself:- Met Lech Wałęsa in Poland when he was president
  • Previous Charnwood memory:- Cooking bacon at 2am for the First Aid team who were vegetarians!
  • Whats your favourite activity while on camp:- Sitting by the camp fire late at night
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CHRIS WEDDTeam Leader:- Chris Wedd

  • Scouting Role:- ADC Scouts for South West Scouts and Beaver leader at 42nd Glenfield
  • Unusual fact about yourself:- Closet steam train fan and have driven a steam train
  • Previous Charnwood memory:- This will be my first Charnwood
  • Whats your favourite activity while on camp:- Laser clay pigeon shooting
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Joint Team Leader:- Kay Newland

  • Scouting Role:- ACC Cubs for Leicestershire and GSL
  • Unusual fact about yourself:- I was once interviewed by Russian Radio about Scouting
  • Previous Charnwood memory:- The mud at Charnwood 1980 – the 1st Charnwood
  • Whats your favourite activity while on camp:- Meeting old, past and new friends
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andy parkerJoint Team Leader:- Andy Parker

  • Scouting Role:- County Scout Kayak and Canoeing assessor/adviser
  • Unusual fact about yourself:- You will have to find out!
  • Previous Charnwood memory:- Mooning the Duke at Belvoir castle and paddling around his trout lake!
  • Whats your favourite activity while on camp:- Kayaking!
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Sheila Lickess Team Leader:- Sheila Lickess

  • Guiding Role:- Guide Leader and County Membership Systems Coordinator amongst other things
  • Unusual fact about yourself:- I was the first non-cockney born in my family – and I was born just round the corner from gilwell
  • Previous Charnwood memory:- Sitting in my camp chair on the Staff Sub camp at 7.30 in the morning on my mobile phone being interviewed live on Radio Leicester
  • Whats your favourite activity while on camp:- Meeting Guiding and Scouting members from near and far, seeing them having fun and having the time to talk to them
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aileenTeam Leader:- Eileen Melling

  • Guiding Role:- Rainbow Leader
  • Unusual fact about yourself:- You tell me!
  • Previous Charnwood memory:- Charnwood 91 camping with the Bermuda Guides – my first Charnwood
  • Whats your favourite activity while on camp:- Just love it all!
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gEMMA Joint Team Leader:- Gemma Lawernson

  • Guiding Role:- Guide Leader and mentor
  • Unusual fact about yourself:- Had my degree presented by Sir Paul McCartney
  • Previous Charnwood memory:- A time traveller at Charnwood 2006
  • Whats your favourite activity while on camp:- Toasting marshmallows
JACK Joint Team Leader:- Jack Payne

  • Scouting Role:- Deputy County Commissioner – Youth
  • Unusual fact about yourself:- Was once a Miley Cyrus impersonator
  • Previous Charnwood memory:- Breaking my thumb at Charnwood 2006
  • Whats your favourite activity while on camp:- Being a big kid

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sally Joint Team Leader:- Sally Illsley

  • Guiding Role:- Guide Leader
  • Unusual fact about yourself:- Organised evening activities for WSJ07
  • Previous Charnwood memory:- Any dream will do – Charnwood 91
  • Whats your favourite activity while on camp:- Lighting fires
ABI Joint Team Leader:- Abi Salter

  • Guiding Role:- Guide Leader in Ashby
  • Unusual fact about yourself:- Have 5 brothers and sisters
  • Previous Charnwood memory:- Standing on stage as County Commissioner seeing all the young people and leaders having a fantastic and memorable week
  • Whats your favourite activity while on camp:- Singing and enjoying time around the camp fire
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Profile pic EmmaTeam Leader:- Emma Chodynicki

  • Guiding Role:- Rainbow Leader
  • Unusual fact about yourself:- I can say the alphabet backwards very quickly – come and find me on camp and see if you can do it quicker!
  • Previous Charnwood memory:- Building our awesome gateway for Sweden Subcamp at Charnwood 2001
  • Whats your favourite activity while on camp:- Anything to do with fire!
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Charnwood profile Rachel Team Leader:- Rachel Smith

  • Guiding & Scouting Role:- Ranger Leader – Birstall, Assisstant Scout Leader – Nanpantan, county Young Leader Advisor – Girlguiding Leicestershire
  • Unusual fact about yourself:- I can I can trip over thin air
  • Previous Charnwood memory:- The missing and changing letters of Charnwood 96, glow stick hair at 2001 and the phrase we’re water in not out from 2011
  • Whats your favourite activity while on camp:- Food and FIRE!