Tributes to Doncaster Scout awarded BEM

Arthur Green with the Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire, David Moody.
Arthur Green with the Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire, David Moody.

A Doncaster Scouting stalwart has died just a few months after receiving the British Empire Medal.

Arthur Green, aged 91, was one of the oldest active members of the scouting movement in the UK and was granted the award in the Queen’s Birthday Honours last year.

Mr Green, who lived in Rossington, was group chairman of the 3rd Doncaster (Rossington) Scout Group, which he founded, and was also a holder of The Silver Wolf.

His other activities included being a senior steward at Rossington Methodist Church and he was a past Chairman Companion of the Fellowship of the Services.

Paying tribute, Don Valley MP Caroline Flint said: “Arthur Green lived an exceptional life. He founded a Scout Group and remained active in the Scout movement until his death. Arthur’s role has received recognition by the Scout movement, not once, but many times.

“It is fitting that his contribution was recognised nationally by Her Majesty the Queen. Arthur was proud to receive the British Empire Medal and his work for young people in the Borough will be remembered by many who knew him.”

Mr Green, who died in hospital earlier this month, leaves a widow, Mary, and two daughters. The funeral will be at Rossington Methodist Church on Monday, followed by cremation. His family are asking that donations in his memory be made to the Squirrel Wood Scout camp site at Burghwallis, where he spent much time.