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John R. Lowerson

posted 20 Sept 2009, 03:04 by Jonathan Chicken
It is with great sadness that we must report that John Lowerson passed away on Saturday 19th September at 11.30am, aged 74.
John had been involved in Scouting in Durham Scout County for many years.
His first formal role was in 1953 as an 18 year old Assistant Scout Leader and continued in  Group roles until stepping down as GSL of 1st Herrington in 1989. John was District Commissioner of Houghton-le-Spring for 15 years and an Assistant County Commissioner from 1972 to 1995, being involved in Leader Training for 37 years. In 1990, John took on the role of County Secretary, based at 47 North Bailey, and continued this role for over ten years.

Since then John has been District Chairman (and for the last year District President) of Houghton-le-Spring.

John was awarded the Silver Wolf – the unrestricted gift of the Chief Scout, awarded for service of the most exceptional nature – in 1989.

The above belies many other areas of Scouting in which John was involved; both in an Executive capacity and in relation to Moor House where he spend many years as a voluntary warden.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends.