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By now many of you will have heard the sad news that John Mason passed away on Sunday 23rd October following a long illness.

In 2015 at the Group Grand Prix

John Spring 2015 at the Group Grand Prix

John had been with the group around 20 years ever since his sons joined us. Right from the start he helped out with camps and events and after a few years became a leader. He loved to tell the story of how he was ‘tricked’ into taking on uniform as a leader, but no-one who knew him could have doubted his love of scouting and his willingness to spend time, not only supporting his own boys, but many other young people. Over the years he became not only a well-loved scout leader but also a trainer and mentor for new leaders, and our group quarter master. Despite his battle with illness over the last couple of years he still visited his scout troop whenever he could. His wisdom and support will be sadly missed.

Group members  received an email inviting them to John’s funeral on Monday 31st October.

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