It is with much sadness that we have to inform our members that Richard John West, known to everyone as John passed away on Sunday 7th November, after a short illness.
John had been a member and leader of Scouting for nearly his whole life. For those of us who had the privilege of knowing him, he was always the gentleman, with a warm and pleasant greeting for anyone he met.
John was a Cub Leader with the 45th Cardiff (Albany Road Baptist church) Scout Group and later became the Group Scout Leader of that Group. Around 1978 he was appointed as the District Commissioner of Cardiff South East District, a role he held for over 7 years. Following this he became very involved with the District’s Scout Fellowship and in this role was instrumental in promoting the Scout Fellowship section across the Area.
In recognition of his service to Scouting, he was made President of the District in 1996.
The funeral service for John West will be held at 3.30pm on Wednesday 1st December at Albany Road Baptist Church.
The family have asked that where suitable those attending may wear Scout uniform and medals.
“A lifelong Scout and a friend to all”