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Lily Carter…

This is from the tribute to their mother Lily given by John and Lyn Carter at the Funeral Service.

Lily will be remembered primarily for her long and dedicated service to the Scouting Movement; in Ealing and Hanwell, to the County Camp Site at Chalfont Heights, and to Baden-Powell House in Kensington. She was awarded the rare distinction of a 70 Years Service Award.

For Lily, her family was the highest priority, she was the glue holding the family together. She spent her life helping other people, putting other people first at all times.

She lived her life true to the principles of the Scout Law and Promise. She gave love and kindness to other people in abundance. Twice each year she would travel to France to visit the family. There are four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She cared for her friends and gave much help to others.

Lily’s Service Record

  • ACSL and then CSL at 7th Hanwell – October 1938 to February 1953
  • DCSL Ealing and Hanwell – October 1949 to February 1953
  • ADC(CS) Ealing and Hanwell – February 1953 to March 1972
  • ADC(LT) Ealng and Hanwell – March 1972 to December 1983
  • District Vice President Ealing and Hanwell – September 1983 onwards

Lily’s Scouting Awards

  • Medal of Merit – March 1953
  • Bar to Medal of Merit – July 1964
  • Silver Acorn – April 1971
  • Bar to Silver Acorn- April 1981
  • Silver Wolf – April 1989
  • 70 Years Service Award – April 2009