Service Crew

Frylands Wood would not be the same without its dedicated volunteer service crew and it’s something we are very proud of. Our 75+ volunteers come from all walks of life including students, teachers, designers, engineers, plumbers, librarians, TV agents, HR Operations Managers, the list goes on…

Over the years, our service crew has gained a vast amount of experience at running and supporting large events, from traffic and parking, maintaining the facilities, running activities to dealing with any problems or issues that occur. Our service crew pride themselves in going that extra mile for our campers.

Frylands Wood has a large number of activities available to groups; the service crew are able to instruct all of them. Many of the crew members have qualifications such as GNAS for Archery, and NSRA for Rifle Shooting, and climbing. Most of the qualifications are gained whilst at Frylands Wood.

The Frylands Wood service crew are not just a group of volunteers. Although they work hard, they have a great time doing it. Many of the crew socialise outside of the campsite, and many have got married and had children, some of whom are now service crew members themselves! They are a family!

What is Crewing at Frylands Wood? – A Young Person’s Perspective

Could you join them? Maybe you’d like a new challenge, or have practical skills to offer? We are particularly looking for more weekend service crews. Perhaps a group of leaders from your Scout Group, Explorer Scout Unit, District or County might like to spend a weekend having fun with each other and helping our campsite?

The service crew have their own dedicated accommodation building, with three toilets, two showers, bunkrooms, big kitchen and a large living area with sofas and a TV. To be a member of a service crew, you must be over 14 and be willing to be a member of The Scout Association.

To find out more about forming a service crew or joining a crew then please contact us here