Jon Gibbs is a qualified Ranger and Bushcraft instructor based in North Norfolk. Jon has worked in conservation and tree management for 23 years as a tree surgeon, Arboriculture Officer and Country Park Ranger. For 13 of those years he was Head Ranger on a country park in Cambridgeshire where he managed 110 acres of mixed woodland and grassland, and led a team of Rangers carrying out all aspects of conservation, providing nature related events and other activities for adults and children.
Jon has been involved in Scouting and Guiding for most of his adult life, as both an Assistant Cub Scout Leader and a Scout Leader. Jon has links with a Guide centre in Newmarket where he teaches Bushcraft to all members of the Guiding community, and has been running courses specifically for leaders, which has given them the skills to teach their own groups.
Jon also holds a GNAS archery qualification, he instructs at outdoor centres, runs short courses at schools, have-a-go sessions at school fetes and visits various Scout and Guide groups at their evening meetings.
Fully qualified as follows:
- NCFE Level 4 Certificate in Bushcraft Leadership.
- GNAS Archery Leaders Award.
- DBS checked.
- First Aid Qualified.
- C&G Accredited Level 2 Certificate in Food Hygiene.
- Fully insured.