We all heard, with great sadness that Ken Thomson, Vice President in South East Scotland Region and previous Chair of the Scottish Board, passed away on 20th May 2020.

Alan Willoughby has provided the attached story of Ken’s truly remarkable Scouting career

Ken’s funeral is being held at Mortonhall Crematorium at 12:30 on Friday 5th June with a limited number in attendance.

Those who wish to pay their respects can applaud Ken’s hearse by standing on the pavement outside the crematorium.  You are advised to arrive by 12:15.

There will also be a live broadcast of Ken’s funeral. You will find below the Username and Password for this Live Webcast along with the viewing times.  You can login to the website at any time to view a Test Webcast – we recommend you do this in plenty of time before the service.  During the service window you will be automatically redirected to the Live Webcast of the service.

Username                               Vero9136

Password                               082086

Service Date                          Friday 5th June

Service Time                         12:30pm

Service Viewing Time          12:25pm – 1:35pm

Website                                www.obitus.com

Once the viewing window has passed the Live Webcast will close automatically and a message will appear saying “This funeral service has now finished”.  A “watch again” Webcast will be available within 3 working days, where it will be available to view for a further twenty-eight days using the same Login Information.

A fund will be set up on “Virgin Money Giving” for anyone wishing to donate in Ken’s memory.  The money will be used to support Young People in South East Scotland Scouts. The details will soon be available on the Region’s web site at https://sesscouts.org.uk/ where you will also be able to download a gift aid form.