Message from Mark Edwards, our County Commissioner, who says:
"It is with much sadness that I pass on to fellow Scouting members and supporters the sad news of the passing of Clive Hainge, who died suddenly on 3rd October whilst enjoying a short cycling holiday in Wales. Clive was a truly dedicated and quite legendary Scouting Leader for over 50 years, whose support to young people in Harrogate & Nidderdale District and beyond was truly outstanding. He was recognised with The Silver Wolf in 2016. Our thoughts are with Moira and all of Clive's family at this difficult and sad time."
Those who knew Clive would know of his heavy involvement (from 1966) with 16th Harrogate Scout Group. More latterly Clive was known for being a County Nights Away Adviser, a County Skills Instructor and an Active Support Member.
As a County Skills Instructor, Clive trained leaders who wished to increase their hillwalking skills with a view to obtaining the appropriate permit to enable them to take members of our movement onto the hills.
On top of this, he organised the monthly work party of the District Scout Active Support Unit at the Harrogate and Nidderdale District Campsite at Thornethwaite to ensure that the site was kept in good order for the many local and visiting groups of Scouts, Guides and schools who visit it. Clive was the driving force behind the construction of a traversing wall and crate stacking facility at the campsite which gives hours of fun and entertainment to the participants.
As a member of the District Executive and campsite sub-committee for a considerable time, his long years of experience were an asset to the smooth running of the District and he will be sorely missed.
A Sad Day indeed
NEW INFORMATION: There will be a 'Service of Thanksgiving' for Clive on Tuesday 30th October at Bilton Area Methodist Church, Skipton Road, Harrogate, HG1 3EX, at 2.15pm and afterwards at Bilton Cricket Club, Bilton Lane, Harrogate. The family have requested no flowers but donations will be shared between the "Wales Air Ambulance Charity" and the "Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity". Clive’s family are happy that members wear uniform on the day if they wish.