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"It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we report that Bryan Lawrence died peacefully on Friday night, just after midnight. Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with all of those who were close to Bryan.
Bryan was a 'Group' man through and through with First Scarborough and after taking many roles over 60+ years, ended up as Group President. He holds the Scout Association’s highest award, The Silver Wolf (awarded in 2002) and, in the Queen's Birthday Honours list, June 2015, was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (M.B.E.)
Bryan was a giant of Scouting in Scarborough and had been involved with the Movement since 1955. He was the vision and driving force behind First Scarborough, the Scout Group which he loved dearly and was a huge part of his life. When the Group found themselves homeless decades ago, his determination ensured they carried on meeting until he was able to raise the funds to build the fabulous headquarters which First Scarborough now enjoy.
From a personal point of view, I became close to Bryan in the last few years. When I was appointed to my current role he was horrified that someone he hardly knew was the new DC. However it was all in lighthearted jest. As it happens he has been a real support with encouraging emails and quiet words of encouragement which meant so much coming from him."
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"You will have read on the County website or in this month’s edition of Have-u-Heard? that after 6 successful years as Chair of the County Appointments Advisory Committee, Jean Cann stepped down from the role earlier this month. We are indebted to Jean for the work she has undertaken and I had no hesitation in awarding her my commendation for her enduring loyalty and support to the County.
Moving forward, I am pleased to let you know that with immediate effect the new Chair of the County Appointments Advisory Committee will be Dean Smith, whose contact details are below.
Dean brings to the role a wide and varied breadth of Scouting experience having been a Beaver Scout Leader, a Group Scout Leader, an Assistant County Commissioner, County Executive Committee Member, the County Youth Representative at The Scout Association National Council, District Chair and more recently District Commissioner in Ryedale. I am confident that we will benefit considerably from his leadership and judgement as the new Chair of the County Appointments Advisory Committee and I hope you will all give him your full support"