Gone home – Geoff Greer

Gone Home


Geoff Governr General's Caring Canadian Award
Geoff Governr General’s Caring Canadian Award

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Geoff Greer who’s Scouting career speaks volumes of to the work he did and lives he touched.

Geoff’s path in Scouting spanned a wide range of roles and titles, from Group, to District, to Provincial Council, to Group, to Area, and back to the Group again.

Geoff wore many hats and among them was being the Provincial Commissioner for Quebec Council from 1991 to 1994, and Director of Camp Jackson Dodds from 1995 to 1998.

In all of his roles he always put the youth and the volunteers first, whom he served so faithfully.

Committed to the Scouting movement Geoff truly lived the scouting promise to its fullest.  At the age of 80 Geoff decided it was time to retire as a Section Scouter, in his own words, he just wasn’t comfortable sleeping in a tent any more.

Geoff was a Former Regimental Sergeant-Major with the Canadian Grenadier Guards and in later years an Emeritus Lay Reader with the Anglican Diocese of Montreal.

Geoff was one of the kindest, most unpretentious Scouters one could have ever met. Geoff was passionate especially for the Cub Section, but ready to serve in any capacity whether it be Section, Area or Council.

He shall be sorely missed,

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