Mick Else…

Mick Else was a Cub Scout Leader at 4th Headstone, then ADC Cub Scouts, ADC Adult Training and later DC for Pinner and Headstone.

He was born in Luton and his parents came from Cork in Ireland. He married Mary and had two children David and Karen. He later married Lesley.

As a child he helped on his father’s milk float and later became a milk delivery man. He was good at building maintenance particularly painting and decorating and set up a building and decorating business. His arthritis meant that he had to retire from this business and he continued doing DIY work for people and giving advice.

Mick was a natural “people person” and was able to put people at ease. Through his family, work and Scouting he touched many people’s lives and will be remembered by them. Mick always remained cheerful despite his severe arthritis.

Mick enjoyed reading, TV documentaries, making model aircraft, visiting airshows, fishing, cricket, playing cards and dominoes, writing letters and a diary. He enjoyed travelling particularly family holidays in Ireland.

He will be remembered in Scouting for camps, swimming galas and fundraising events, and by the many Cubs who went through the 4th Headstone Pack.