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Gone Home – Alec Elliott

Hampshire Scouting was very sad to hear that Alec Elliott passed away on Saturday.

Alec’s funeral is scheduled for 11am on Monday 24th October at St Margaret’s Church, E Wellow, and afterwards at Wellow Golf Club.  If you are planning to attend, please would you try to share cars, as the parking there is limited and the roads narrow.’

Alec was a stalwart of Venture Scouting and Hampshire Scout Expeditions for 20 years, and he will be sadly missed by his family, friends and many Scouting colleagues.

John Mason has written the following tribute

“Alec went home on the 8th October after bravely trying to ignore his illness for some time.

He joined Romsey District Scouting in the mid-eighties in the Venture Scout section at West Wellow where he soon became involved in helping with national and international expeditions and was a very active Leader over a period of two decades with “Hampshire Scout Expeditions (HSX)”.

 When you first met Alec he came across as a rough diamond but you soon realized he had a heart of gold and would readily help those less fortunate. He showed this when he took on the responsibility and task of organising the Venture Scouts to raise supplies and to deliver them by road to help the needy after the conflict in Rumania.

Aside from the expeditions the Venture Scouts soon realized they could ‘drop in’ any time at the “Funny Farm”, in West Wellow where Alec lived with his wife Anita, also a Venture leader, and this soon became a ‘hub’ for the young (and later ‘mature) Venture Scouts and adults to partake of coffee, reminiscences, counseling, help and advice.

There are many young Venture Scouts in Romsey and Hampshire who are now mature adults, in all walks and vocations of life that Alec helped to develop life skills for over twenty years; they all readily acknowledge and recognize the great debt they owe him.  

He will be greatly missed by his wife Anita, family and many many friends.”

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