Gone Home – Grey Wolf
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our
much-admired Cub Leader, Ken Judges (Grey Wolf) on the 22nd May
Grey Wolf started scouting as a Scout in 1949 with the 1st
Faversham, he then took a break and returned in 1955 when he was asked to help
with the 5th Faversham at Ospringe.
Grey Wolf started as an Assistant Cub Leader before becoming a Cub
Leader in 1963 and in the latter years of the 5th he took on the
role as Acting Group Scout Leader.
As if running a Cub Pack and a Group was not enough, Grey
Wolf became the Assistant District Commissioner for Cubs in 1976, sharing the
role for a couple of years before taking it on fully in 1980 until 1998. He
then became Assistant District Commissioner for Special Duties until 2003.
The 5th Faversham Scout Group merged with the 1st
Faversham Scout Group in 1996 where Grey Wolf moved too and continued with the
Grey Wolf received many awards over the years and in 2012
received the Bar to the Silver Acorn, well deserved after 56 years in Scouting
at that point and in 2019 he received the Commissioner’s Commendation.
Known to many cubs but also Beavers, Scouts, Explorers,
Leaders and Parents in Faversham, past, present, and often several generations from
the same family, Ken will be missed dearly.
The family of Scouting has lost a dear friend and a true
stalwart. There will always be a place at our campfire for him.
There will be a private funeral at Charing Crematorium on
Thursday 2nd July. Should you wish to pay your respects the hearse
will leave Davington Church at 1.00pm, Partridge Lane Scout Hall and The
Almshouses, then on to Charing. A memorial service will be held at a later