Gone Home – David Isaac

Date: 10th Feb 2022 Author: Phil Hunt

It is with deep sadness that we learned the news that David Isaac, Group Scout Leader Kew and GLSW County Executive passed away suddenly on Tuesday morning 1st February 2022. David was 67 years of age.

David was awarded the Silver Acorn last year for his especially distinguished service spanning over 25 years. He was a keen Scout and in addition to being highly involved in all the activities enjoyed by the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts in the Kew Scout Group, he would be in the thick of most District events and expeditions too – especially if there were KitKats on hand!

There will be generations of Scouts right across the District and beyond who will have benefitted from the knowledge, skills and the gentle and kind character David was famous for. He will be sorely missed.

At this time our thoughts are with Vivien, his wife (and Beaver Leader), and his three children.

Scouting friends and parents of Scouts of all ages past and present have sent in memories and tributes – David touched a lot of hearts!

In the Scouts, we often honour, grieve and share the news of a long-time Scout Leader in the tradition of Lord Baden Powell by using the trail symbol for “gone home.”

A memorial service celebrating David’s life is being held in the afternoon of 8th March. For more details contact the District Commissioner at: DC@richmondscouts.org.uk


I want the public to know how Scouting continues to open young people’s eyes to a world of extraordinary promise and possibilities.'
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