Mr Rob Woolford


Rob Woolford was born in London in 1946 and joined Scouting as a cub in England in 1954.

He lived from the age of 5 in Weybridge, Surrey and remained living in the same town until his retirement from very active day to day involvement in business.

He has enjoyed a lifelong connection with Scouting, attaining his Queen’s Scout and participating in the World Scout jamboree at Marathon, Greece in 1963.

He continued in Scouting as a Venture Scout Leader in the UK, District Commissioner and as County Treasurer for Surrey, England.

He has also maintained an enjoyment of skiing having first learnt to ski during several long holidays in the 1960s spent at the International Scout chalet in Kandersteg, Switzerland.

His professional life was as a Chartered Accountant.  He qualified in 1967 and then practised in London and internationally, retiring in 2006.

His current active involvement with Scouting is as Chairman of Walton Firs Foundation, a Charity established to buy and manage an Activity Centre, operated in England for Scouting, Guiding and other young people’s educational organisations.

He is married with 3 grown up children and now lives with his wife Jan on the Island of Sark in the Channel Islands, where amongst other things he has purchased Stocks Hotel, a charming hotel next door to his home now being well visited by many friends.