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Mike Codrai 

(Group Chairman)

03/01/54 – 30/07/15



How do we start……..


In his life Mike was always there to assist and help anyone, leaving sometimes his own jobs to support his friends and the Witterings community. The 4X4 Responders, The West Wittering Players and many charities, along with his own job driving disabled children to school to name a few.

His hobby for the past 14 years has been the 1st Birdham and Witterings Scout Group where as Chairman Mike devoted all of any spare time he had to the group. More than this he was always at all group events, either in the background or training the young people with star gazing, Knotting and Scouting skills.

For many years now Mike has been our Driver for our Village Santa Sleigh which goes around the village (We don’t know how he turned it round in some of the roads) along with being our M.C. at our annual  Big Dip Event on New Year’s day, raising funds for our Group and other Local  charities.

Over the Past 8 years Mike has been trying to secure the future of the group with a new H.Q. which involved a new lease for the future and plans for the re-building of a new Scout HQ. The existing is well past its sell by date and is now becoming unsuitable for long term future use.

Regrettably due to the many restricting obstacles that have been put in the group’s way, regarding the Lease which has been offered, Mike regrettably was not to see this achieved.

We will of course make even more effort now to achieve his and our aim in the near future!!!!! 
Mike will leave a large hole in many people’s lives and will be missed for his support to all.

We think of his family, Heather, Ross and Grant at this very sad time.

Mike Thanks and Rest in Peace           

Ray Nye - Group Scout Leader 

On behalf of the group and the many friends he made in


Latest News!


We require a replacement Assistant Leader to help our
active and lively Beaver Colony of 6 till 8 year old Boys and Girls
at their weekly Colony Meetings.

No experience required as training and Uniform will be given.

You could be the person we are looking for.

Position subject to a CRB Check.    

Contact us for further details.

Assistant Beaver leader receives Wood Badge and takes on new challenge as new Akela.

Lloyd is awarded his Wood Badge from the Group Scout Leader on completion of his training prior to taking over the groups Cub Pack in September. He takes on the new challenge as Cub Scout Leader following the loss of the packs Akela. Lloyd has been attending the Pack meetings for some time whilst still continuing to assist at the Beaver Colony and will continue for the next few months to support both sections as he takes up his new position. We would like to wish Lloyd well in his new role and thank our departing Cub Leader David for his hard work over the past few years.

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