Three Solihull Scouters have Gone Home

8 Mar

Three Solihull Scouters have Gone Home

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In the last two weeks we have received the sad news that three Scouters have gone home who between themselves gave Solihull Scouts over 100 years of service.

Firstly at the end of February we learnt of the passing of Ron Wild. Ron had been particularly involved with 3rd Olton (St Margaret’s) and in the old Solihull North District. Ron was also formerly a District Commissioner in Solihull East. Ron’s funeral will be held on Friday 20 March at 12.15pm at St Margaret’s Parish Church in Olton. Our thoughts are with Sandra and the rest of Ron’s family.

Just over one week later Ken Hughes passed away. Ken served the County for many years as an SL, GSL, ADC, ACC and County Secretary.  He was very involved with the Gang Show and for many years organised the County Chief Scout’s Bronze, Silver and Gold Award Ceremonies. Ken’s exceptional service was recognised with the award of the Silver Wolf in 2013. Our thoughts are with Margaret, a long-serving Scouter in Solihull herself, and the rest of Ken’s family at this time.

And just yesterday (7th March) Dal, Derek Lardner, passed away after a short illness. Dal has been an inspiration to many of us over the years in his roles as SL, Leader Trainer, ADC, ACC and SAC. Dal gave over 50 years of service to Solihull Scouts and was rightly recognised with the award of the Silver Wolf in 1996. Our thoughts are with his daughter Jackie and the rest of Dal’s family.

As soon as we have details of Ken’s funeral and of Dal’s funeral we will post the information.

Shirley Brookes – County Commissioner, Solihull Scouts