Matt Cole

DC Team Member

My scouting journey began in 1980 as a Cub and then a Sea Scout. After that I became a Young Leader for two local Cub packs – those experiences shaped my decision to enter teacher training in 1991. A chance meeting on Bideford Quay in 2018 led to me stepping back into Scouting with 1st Woolsery after a 25-year break. At Group level, I have worked with fellow leaders to build a very strong and vibrant group of over 100 members and have led on a wide range of adventures including taking our Troop to Canada in 2022. I am also a Training Advisor, and part of the District Commissioner Team. As a Trustee, I am committed to ensuring both young people and adult volunteers are well supported in developing a love of the outdoors, and a spirit of adventure. My particular areas of interest are hillwalking and international elements of Scouting, giving our young people a truly global perspective for their future lives.