Current Group Leader

James Wood (Warrigle)

I started my scouting journey in cubs at Withcott Scout Group and achieved my Yellow Cord (now known as the Grey Wolf Award). I stayed with Withcott for my scout and venturer time, achieving my Green Cord and Australian Scout Medallion in the scout section and Queens Scout, the highest award in the Scouting Movement in the venturer section. Then I started the Darling Downs Rover Crew and was their crew leader for five years, handing it over to a new up and comer in 2012. This gave me more time to work towards my BP Award and to look for another challenge to fill my time. It was then that I was offered a position at the 2nd Toowoomba Venturer Unit as a leader, and have enjoyed it ever since.  They are a great bunch of young adults that keep me on my toes and always looking for more fun filled activities we can do to help them achieve there Queens Scout Award. In 2017 I took over the role of Group Leader for 2nd Toowoomba, as Tracey Ferguson moved on to become the Regional Commissioner for the Darling Downs Region.  2nd Toowoomba continues to be one of the largest and most active scouting groups on the Downs.

Scout Leader

Sam Davis (Mufasa)

I started my Scouting life at the Gatton Scout Group in their Joey Scout Section until I moved to Cubs where I transferred to the Withcott Scout Group with my three brothers. I enjoyed my time in Cubs but had to move up to Scouts where I made some great friends like James and Grant that are fellow leaders of 2nd Toowoomba. We moved on to Venturers that was a combined unit with Rangeville, where we had a great 3 years competing in camps like Standards and Nighthawk. Then I moved up to the Darling Downs Rover Crew and was the Assistant Crew Leader for a couple of years helping run activities and Bases on 4 Nighthawks. I have enjoyed my time in the scouting sections and now wish to give something back to the youth movement that gave me the opportunity to do activities like hiking, abseiling, canoeing, rock climbing and camping. So I have signed up as an Assistant Scout Leader at 2nd Toowoomba Scout Troop. I Look forward to completing my training and helping our Scouting Youth members to achieve their very best to help them challenge themselves and gain new experiences and skills of their own.

Cub Scout Leader

Lynette Wallis (Raksha)

Lynette has two boys that have been members with 2nd Toowoomba who are now grown and flown the nest.  Lynette has helped out with the group in varying capacities since her eldest boy joined Joeys in 2004.  When the youngest boy graduated to Cubs Lynette began helping out as an Adult Helper.  In 2009 she signed up as a Uniformed Leader and completed her training in May 2010.  Lynette has been the Cub Scout Leader at 2nd Toowoomba for a number of years now and is an invaluable senior member of the Group.  In 2018 Lynette began assisting at the Scout Shop on Thursdays, where you are welcome to come and have a chat if you need further information on the cub scout section.

Lynette is an Environmental Scientist and enjoys the outdoors.  Her professional background provides invaluable knowledge in flora, fauna, geography and all things scientific.  Lynette loves gardening, bike riding and is handy with a hammer and tool belt.  She is a firm believer in the ethics of the Scouting Movement and enjoys the challenge of assisting 2nd Toowoomba mould constructive future citizens for the Toowoomba community.

Raksha means Mother Wolf.

Assistant Cub Scout Leader

Derek Pickering (Crow)

Derek’s scouting journey started with Cubs at Glenvale Scout Group. He is also linked to scouts here, there is some memorabilia connected to Derek still on show in the Glenvale den. Late in his scouting, he moved to the St Athonys Scout Group.

Since then, he is now married and has 2 children, one now a cub and the youngest has just begun Joeys. Derek's scouting strengths are knots, canoeing, cooking and many other hands on activities. Derek is still in training and enjoying the challenges this brings.