It is with great sadness that Thorrington Scout Camp shares the news that one of our long-standing wardens, Tim Norman, unfortunately, passed away on 26th September. Tim was a member of the Thorrington family for 40 years and had a huge influence on the site and the people that have visited over the last 4 decades. Inevitably the feeling of this loss is incredibly hard to process and see past right now, but yet it is his legacy, felt by all members of Thorrington Scout Camp and the wider Scouting Community past and present, that will continue to live on for years to come.
During Tim's time at Thorrington, he had been part of nearly every team, as well as playing many different roles during his time on the committee, and always showing a burning desire to help wherever he could. Chatting to and supporting campers, helping create or upgrade facilities on site as well as supporting new team members to share his love for Thorrington and Scouting, but most importantly the positive effect on the young people of so many generations that have benefitted from his infectious energy and enthusiasm.
Recently Tim took a minor sabbatical from Scouting to complete the holiday of his dreams and travelled to New Zealand for 7 weeks, a place he held close to his heart, where he toured the length and breadth of the country, taking in beautiful landscapes and experiencing new and exciting adventures. Anyone that knew Tim will know going back and spending time in New Zealand had been an aspiration of his, and we are so pleased that he was able to do this before he passed away.
When visiting Thorrington, it is impossible to look around a find a project that Tim had not been part off and these will continue to be a testament to his legacy and the abundant influence that he had on Thorrington.
Of the many comments, conversations, and posts it is clear that this has come as a shock to us all, and are all heavily saddened by his passing and so many of us, both in scouting and the wider community will be feeling the same loss right now.
Our thoughts are of Tim and his family during this difficult time, as well as the many friends he has made during his life whether it be in Scouting or beyond.
Sadly, at Thorrington, like much of the world, remaining partially closed, we will not be able to take part in celebrations of his life straight away. However, we will take the opportunity when the time arises and will keep you dutifully informed to news regarding a memorial.
Tim "Timmy" Norman
1960 - 2020
You will be greatly missed