OW honoured by Queen for services to community
Michael Gooderson (1962-66) received a BEM in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to young people and the community.
An article in the Diss Express reported:-
“Mike formerly ran the Great Ormond Street Scout and Guide Group where he helped raised over £1 million for the hospital’s Wishing Well Appeal. He continued his involvement with the Scouts after moving to Norfolk where he set up a Scout and Guide unit at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, as well as the 46th Norwich Scout Group for severely disabled children.
A former county commission and district commissioner, he has also been a trustee of the Scout Association and Chairman of the UK Scout Association, and as a long-standing magistrate, he is Chairman of the Norfolk Youth Panel.
He said he felt very “surprised, humbled and honoured by the award.” Being involved with the Scout movement had enabled him to have “a wonderful time and give something back”.”