Richard Moore, 1988-2016: RIP

It is my sad duty to announce that our great friend and fellow Scout leader Mr Richard Moore passed away in hospital yesterday, aged 27. He had been ill for some years and soldiered on regardless, with great zest for life. Richard was an outstanding example to young people and adults, and was always present when there was hard work to be done. He made a tremendous contribution to the life and work of both our Troops, to us as a Group and to the 1st Tatsfield Scouts, and also to East Surrey District. Only in recent weeks he received a citation from the Scout Association for meritorious conduct in the face of great adversity. Richard was himself a former 1st Oxted Scout and was also a holder of the Queen’s Scout Award – the highest award a uniformed Scout can earn. He served in the Royal Navy, and until only recently was working full time as an air-conditioning engineer. We will all sorely miss our dear friend Richard Moore.

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  1. As a former Scout Leader & GSL for 1st Tatsfield Scout Group I have very fond memories of Richard as both a scout & latterly a leader. He was a patrol leader at the same time as my daughter Laura & I have great memories of the camp competitions that took place on the many camps he attended. Richard is one of a select few who attained the Queen’s Scout Award & could always be relied upon for helping at the many fund-raisers & fetes in the village over the years.
    My condolences go out to his family & may you now be at peace.

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