David Facey BCAv
At the age of 8 David joined the 2nd Andover Sea Scouts in 1952, which formed in 1943. In 1962 he became an assistant Scout Leader and Group Scout Leader in 1993, and after 57 years of service and devotion he plans to retire. During his years of service, he has been the driving force behind raising around £150,000 in grants from the local council, local businesses and the National Lottery.
For many years the Sea Scouts meeting hut was very run down and not fit for purpose. David had a vision which he shared with others to build a new Scouting hall that would take the troop forward. He worked hard giving up his free time to raise thousands of pounds through BBQ’s, Quiz Nights, Firework Parties and many more events, more often than not single-handedly.
Today, the building is an amazing space which the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts make full use of. Having achieved that, David raised further funds to purchase new sailing dinghies, good camping equipment and a climbing wall. His enthusiasm, guidance and passion has helped to inspire these young people to achieve and grow in confidence. His legacy will be the modern facilities that he has helped fund and build.