Welcome to 1st Birdham & Wittering's Scout Group Website.
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