Pete Chennell – RIP

There will be many who remember Pete Chennell who was a long serving Scout Leader with 5th Horsham Scout Group along with Grace Diplock and latterly as a stalwart member of the District campsite committee and warden team.
After Grace died Pete moved to Cornwall to be closer to her family with whom close and caring relationships had been formed.
Pete died on 8th June following a fall at home in February as a result of which he was admitted to a care home. He had been suffering with dementia but his condition deteriorated rapidly after the fall.
Beacon Hill Totem Poles

Pete Chennell’s totem poles

Pete created at least one if not both of the totem poles which stands outside Gummys at Beacon Hill campsite – hopefully these will remain for many years to come and will remind us of the contribution he made to Scouting in Horsham over many years.
Pete’s funeral will take place at Camborne Crematorium on Thursday 22nd June at 1 pm.
Representatives of Horsham Scout District will attend the funeral.
Pete specifically requested there should be ‘no flowers’ but donations instead to a charity. The family decided the most appropriate charity to be Dementia UK .
The contact for donations and cards is;
Sara Deason,
32 Meadow Drive,
TR17 7JB
An option for donations could be directly to Dementia UK
Donate in memory Donate in memory. Making a donation to Dementia UK in memory of a loved one is a special way to reach families living with dementia.
If this is your preferred option it would be good to let Sara know:  messages can be sent to Sara on –
If you have any stories or reminiscences about Pete (and Grace – they were a team) please send them to Sara as I am sure the family will want to hear them with a copy to
Alternatively stories can be posted through the link below to the Horsham Scouts website
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Pete Chennell
Rest in Peace