Doug Mason

DOUG MASON - died 16 October 1985
Doug Mason, who was an Assistant Leader Trainer, died on 16 October at the age of 59.

For more than a year he had been attending Harefield Hospital.

Ian McGregor

IAN McGREGOR - died 1986
Venture Scout Ian McGregor, aged 16, of the 4th Edgware was killed on 6 June 1986 when he was returning from a night hike with four others.  He was hit by a vehicle near Elstree. Ian had been a Cub Scout and a Scout in the 4th Edgware and had recently completed a Youth Training Scheme after leaving Park High School. Our sympathy is offered to his family and Group.

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Arthur Primmer

ARTHUR PRIMMER – died 1983
It was sad to hear of the death at the age of 91 of Arthur Primmer who was one of the boys who took part in Baden Powell's experimental camp on Brownsea Island in 1907. He sent a special message for our 75th anniversary pageant at Wembley last year and was interviewed at his home in Bournemouth by Adrian Smith (5th Ruislip) and Graham Thorn (1st Rayners lane) for the county international camp newspaper in July. He was an active nonagenarian and went to a Jamboree in the United States last year. He was a good scout.

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Jeremy Sadie

JEREMY SADIE - died 9 June 1986.
Venture Scout Jeremy Sadie age 17, of the 9th Pinner VSU, was killed in an accident at North Harrow Station when he was catching a train on 9th June 1986.

We offer our sympathy to his family, who have been involved in Scouting for many years.

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John Thurman

The death occurred on 10 April 1985 of John Thurman OBE, just after his 74th birthday.

Richard Francis Thurman (who was always known as John) was connected with the 1st Edgware Troop and became Deputy Camp Chief (i.e. Leader Trainer) for Middlesex 5O years ago in 1935.

At that time Middlesex lacked a permanent training ground and moved from Waxwell, Pinner in 1926 to Eillingdon Farm and then in 1929 to Harrow Weald Park until it was sold for housing when a training ground at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital at Stanmore was used until 1935 after which training in Middlesex did not have a base for several years.

He became the third Camp Chief at Gilwell Park in 1943 and ably developed Gilwell Park and leader training for 26 years. He was respected world-wide and was an able and witty speaker whose personality has been missed at Gilwell since 1969. He made a considerable impact on World Scouting and his influence will live on through his books and through the leaders he trained.

Percy Watson

PERCY WATSON – died 18 December 1983.
Percy Watson, until recently District Commissioner for Stanmore, died suddenly on 18th December 1983 at the age of 64.

Percy started his Scouting in the 4th Harrow Group and later became Group Scout Leader of the 1st Harrow Weald. He became the first District Commissioner for Stanmore in 1965 and held the appointment until 1983.  He was awarded the Silver Acorn in 1982.

Ron Cross

A tribute to Ron Cross will appear here shortly.

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GLMW Managers' Conference 2013

A Conference for all GSLs, Young Spokepersons, District Teams and County Team

It is with great pleasure that I invite you to our first GLMW Manager’s Conference  to be held on Saturday 19th October 2013 at Beavers Community Primary School in Hounslow.

This conference is open to all Group Scout Leaders (and 2 guests from each group including the Group Chair), District Commissioners, District Chairs, District Explorer Scout Commissioners, District Scout Network Leaders, Assistant District Commissioners, Deputy County Commissioners, Assistant County Commissioners, County Executive, Scout Active Support Managers and Crew Leaders.

The County is also inviting Young Spokespersons, 6 Young Leaders and 3 Scout Network Members from each district (these are nominated to attend by each District)

Colin Whitehead


Colin Whitehead 12th April 1938 – 27th March 2013