County

Valerie Bright

Valerie Bright joined Scouting in November 1965, on her 18th birthday.  However I had the privilege of meeting Valerie when I joined the County Training Team in 1987, where she mentored me, passing on her Valuable knowledge.  We then worked together over many years in both County and in the nineteen nineties when Valerie joined the Heston & Isleworth District Gang Show Production Team.

Beryl Bridges

It is with great sorrow that 20th Chiswick Scout Group have to tell you of the sad, sudden and untimely death of Beryl Bridges our Cub Scout Leader. She passed away in the early hours of Wednesday 27th January 2010. Our condolences go to Dave, her husband and our Chairman, and all her family.

Beryl will be greatly missed and is un–replaceable. She started with the Scout Group as a Leader in 1969 and became Akela in 1979 and, during that time, countless Chiswick children have known and loved her.
Beryl was also a member of the administration team for many County Expeditions.

Simon Anthony Bowles

Simon died aged 23 Years 5 Months 14 Days - a friend remembered by Paul Dickson.
This is a very difficult tribute to write as I knew Simon Anthony, Simon, Si on many very different levels, as a Venture Scout, Christopher's best friend, Friend, Confidant, Supporter and helper.  These roles all mix together, please forgive me I am not clear with my descriptions and references. I have so, so much I would like to share with you about Si, but it would take hours so I will try and stick to the highlights.

Tony Bolton OBE

Tony Bolton was well known to members of this County, from the 1960’s to 1991 when he retired, as a very successful Field Commissioner for Greater London.

Frank Bodley

Frank first came into contact with 7th Feltham Sea Scouts when his son Paul joined Cub Scouts in 1967 and in 1969 after Eric Stevens retired, he was asked to be Group Scout Leader a post he held until 1974. In 1975 he became a member of the Group Executive Committee until 2009.

Frank specialised in Fist Aid instruction for the Scout section and was always available for help and advice. He was always on hand to deal with maintenance in the Scout Hut and was probably in his 80's when he went into the loft to fix faults with the security system.

Nigel Boardman

The Chapel at Breakespear Crematorium was packed with those who wished to pay their last respects to a man who had been such a well-known and popular member of the local community. Nigel died suddenly at the early age, these days, just short of his 64th birthday.  Some years ago he had undergone a heart by-pass operation, but had recovered well and was looking forward to driving again.

Les Beckwith

Sadly Les Beckwith died peacefully in a local Hospice, on Monday, 21st November 2011 following a long illness.

Les was a Senior Scout Master with 1st Hatch End, then Group Scout Master, which he relinquished upon a move to Bath, and he then became Group Scout Master again upon his return to Hatch End.

Tom Baillie

Tom Baillie had been in Scouting for many years.  He held a number of appointments in that time including Scout Leader of 2nd West Drayton and District Commissioner for Uxbridge and District.

Both he and his wife, Pat, had also been members of the Group Executive of 2nd West Drayton.

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