Scout leader and author dies

Daily News - - METRO - | Zainul Dawood

THE South African scouts fra­ter­nity is mourn­ing the death of 4th Dur­ban St Thomas Scouts group leader and author Janet Prest Tal­bot, a Glen­wood res­i­dent, who died yes­ter­day, aged 59.

Pat Brown, the SA Scouts district com­mis­sioner in KwaZulu-Natal, said the news came as a shock and would be a big loss to the scouts she had men­tored for sev­eral years.

“She was en­thu­si­as­tic about the de­vel­op­ment of youth in the prov­ince. She passed on her de­sire and pas­sion for scout­ing and the out­doors to the chil­dren. She was very ded­i­cated.”

Robert Meij, 4th Dur­ban St Thomas group chair­man, said Tal­bot “had a huge im­pact on the chil­dren that joined the scout group over the years”.

He said fu­neral de­tails were still be­ing ar­ranged by the fam­ily.

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