A MUCH-LOVED stalwart of the Chesham community sadly passed away last month after a short illness.

Penny Elliott was a much-loved member of the community in Ley Hill and Chesham.

She worked as a scouting leader at Tylers Hill Scout Group for thirteen years, helping to organise a wide range of adventurous activities for local children, including camps and residential visits.

She helped get local youngsters involved in community work, trying to make the local area a better place to live for all.

County councillor for Amersham and Chesham Bois Gareth Williams said: “For my own part Penny was a real asset to the community, an enthusiastic and caring person who gave so much to improve the lives of so many young people through her scouting and education work.

“She was instrumental in me becoming a Cubs leader and will be sorely missed by us all.”

Paul Rawlins, deputy county commissioner of Buckinghamshire Scouts, said: "Tylers Hill’s growth and success is largely down to Penny’s drive and determination.

"She enabled many many young people to enjoy scouting over the years."

In the schools community she was a prominent voluntary adviser on the admissions and allocations processes.

Philip Wayne, headmaster of the Royal Grammar School High Wycombe, added: "Penny was passionate about young people and worked tirelessly to improve their life chances as a very intelligent, well informed adviser and advocate."

Penny is sorely missed by her family; her husband Andrew, sons David and Stephen, mother Sheila and by all the communities that she served.

Did you know Penny, or were any of your children a member of the Tyler Hill Scout Group? Send in your tributes to bfpnews@newsquest.co.uk.