County

Margaret Smith

The Requiem Mass for Margaret Smith was held on Monday 31 March 2014 at St Luke's RC Church Pinner.

Margaret May Smith was born in February 1928 as Margaret May Baker and was a teacher.  She married Ray Smith (who became Assistant County Commissioner for Cub Scouts) and they initially lived in Hayes and Harlington and later moved to Pinner.

Margaret's life was characteried by "love in action".  She had a concern for children and young people and her actions spoke louder than words.  Her love was generous, without counting the cost, she played her part in the betterment of people.  She showed enthusiasm and perseverance in both good times and bad.  Her love survives in those touched by her.

Margaret would have liked a career on the stage and helped produce the County Cub Scout Shows.  As well as Scouting, Margaret supported Rotary and British Red Cross.

Cliff Winkley

Cliff Winkley’s funeral took place on Friday 28 March at Breakspear Crematorium.

A tribute will appear here shortly.

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Eddie Clark

Eddie Clark's funeral was held at South West Middlesex Crematorium on 6 January 2014.  The following is taken from the tribute given at the funeral service by his two sons, Tim and Stephen.

Eddie devoted his whole life to public service, principally in Scouting and the Ambulance Service.  He was born in Richmond on 28 August 1940 and brought up in Chelsea.  He met his wife, Maureen, at B-P House and they married on 30 July 1966 (the date of the World Cup Final which England won).

He had a loud and infectious personality, a big man with a big voice and an even bigger heart.

Ted Hayden

Edward Walter "Ted" Hayden OBE


Ted Hayden died peacefully on 19 November 2013 at the age of 86 and a Service of Thanksgiving for his life was held on 19 November 2013 at Breakspear Crematorium.

Ted was a willing volunteer who was made an OBE for his Scouting services and was a "proper Pinner person".  He was born in Cheam, Surrey, in October 1927 and moved to North Harrow on his marriage to Grace in 1953, who he met while they were were both working at Scout Headquarters.  This started a lifetime together in Scouting for Ted and Grace, called "a great team" by their friends, who were in awe of their formidable organisational skills to get things done.  They moved to Cecil Park in Pinner in 1971.

One of Ted's favourite sayings was that "the difficult can be done immediately, the impossible may take a bit longer".

GLMW Vision to 2018

At the County Manager's Conference on 19th October 2013, a range of sessions and seminars helped make the County Vision to 2018 a reality for those attending, the aim being to ensure scouting in GLMW will be:

  • Shaped by young people in partnership with adults
  • Enjoyed by more young people and more adult volunteers
  • As diverse as the communities in which we live.

We heard an inspirational speech from Jason De Carteret which showed how his life had been shaped by his experiences of his many expeditions across the world.

Adults across GLMW now need to proceed to implement that Vision!

Papers generated at the Conference and Presentations will be attached to this page for you to read

Updated 20th November with some more of the Seminar presentations

Bob Hebley

BOB HEBLEY – died 27 February 1984
The sudden death of our County Treasurer, Bob Hebley, on 27 February 1984 is a great loss to the County.

Bob was a great supporter of Scouting in Pinner and Headstone District for many years as a member of the former B.P. Guild in the 4th Headstone, a member of the District Executive Committee and as District Editor for more than 10 years. Apart from his work as County Treasurer, he spent many hours helping in the Providore at Chalfont which he had recently redecorated.

The County, and the other organisations of which he was a member, were well represented at the funeral on 5 March and our sympathy and good wishes go to his wife Rene.

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George Hickson

GEORGE HICKSON - died 2012
Uxbridge and District are saddened by the loss of George Hickson.

George had been a well-respected leader for many years including roles as ADC Scouts, District Appointments Secretary and member of the Executive Committee of the Perseverance North Hillingdon All Saints Sea Scout Group.

Although less active of recent years due to illness, he maintained his links with Scouting and his wise words and support will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with Betty at this sad time.
John Arnold, District Commissioner, Uxbridge & District

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Harry Knight

HARRY KNIGHT – May 1984
Harry Knight, County Secretary for Essex, died at the end of May 1984.

Before moving to Essex, Harry served our County well as District Scout Master (Senior Scouts) and ADC (Senior Scouts) for Roxeth from 1951-1964, and as ACC (Senior Scouts) from 1964-1967.

He was also Editor of the County Bulletin and was Stage Manager for Ralph Reader's "Gang Shows" for many years.

We offer our sympathy to his wife. Pat, who was formerly a leader in Harrow and District Secretary for Northwood-Eastcote and is now ACC (Cub Scouts) for Essex.

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