Beaver Leaders


Covering the youngest group within 1st Lindfield, our Beaver leaders provide a balanced and exciting programme of activities each week for our expanding Beaver Colonies!   Our leaders undergo training through the Scouts Association, are first-aid trained and DBS-checked.  Find out more about them below…


Chris Hammans (Leader, Thursdays - 'Chil', pronounced 'cheel'): Chris works full time as a production manager and has four children, the eldest two having completed Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, while the younger two have just moved up into Cubs.  For seven years he was active on Lindfield Primary PTA before deciding to take a well-deserved break.  Within two weeks, however, Chris had become a regular helper in Scouts and a plea from the then Beaver Scout Leader for assistance in 2008 to avoid closure of the Beaver group saw him volunteering again.  He has been a Leader with us ever since!


 Sandie Mann (Leader, Friday): Sandie works as an administrator with an independent fostering company. She originally joined us as a volunteer with her nephew who was already a Beaver  but enjoyed her time with the Thursday Beavers so much she started to undertake her training as an Assistant Leader.   When the previous Beaver Scout Leader left in the summer of 2014, Sandie took over as leader for both colonies, leading on Friday nights and joining Thursday when required.   "I love my nights at Beavers: it is fun, very noisy and busy but thoroughly enjoyable.  What better way to spend an evening!" 



Barbara L'Angellier (Assistant Leader, Thursdays - 'Jakala'): Barbara is currently in the process of changing from a hectic career in IT to working full time with children.  "I grew up in an active family and was a Brownie, Guide and Venture Scout.  It has been great fun getting involved in the Scouting world again and I am looking forward to completing my leader training and all the fun that volunteering with the Beavers offers!"