It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Tom Woof, Honorary Member of Craigalmond District Executive.
Tom first joined the Group Executive of 30th Inverleith (Davidson’s Mains) Scout Group in the late 1960s when his sons were in the group. He served on the Group Executive for many years in a range of roles including Hall Convenor and Bookings Secretary for the Scout hall, and those who remember Scout Post will fondly remember Tom’s significant involvement and support.
Tom went on to serve on the District Executive, where his wise counsel was appreciated by District Commissioners and others over the years. For many years, Tom was an efficient and effective Badge Secretary, overseeing the transition into Craigalmond District – a post which Tom held until very recently, when he handed over the reins and was made Honorary Executive Member.
Tom also served as a member of the Edinburgh Area Executive for nearly 20 years; he was attentive to his duties and was quiet, but when he gave an opinion it was always grounded in common sense and well considered.
Tom was awarded the Silver Acorn in 2013 for specially distinguished service to Scouting – a well-deserved award which was greeted with pleasure by the many friends and colleagues he had within Scouting.
Tom was also very active in the local Episcopal Church and his role as Hall Convenor there helped when there were bookings needed and the Scout hall was in use; in particular, he was instrumental in sorting out some Scout Hall / Church Hall accommodation for visiting groups especially at the time of the Blair Atholl Patrol Jamborettes.
Tom’s funeral service will be held at 11:30 on Friday 16 March, at Holy Cross Episcopal Church, Davidson’s Mains. His family would be pleased to see members of the Association attend in uniform.
Graeme Robertson Deputy District Commissioner