Robin Corti – Gone Home

Scouts: Gone Home

Robin Corti

It is with a heavy heart, that my first post this year is to share the sad news that Robin Corti passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday 5th March .

Robin had been bravely battling with his illness for the last year, but  continued to be involved in Scout and other charity activities right up till Christmas where he made an appearance at the 14th Richmond annual Christmas Breakfast reunion.

Robin, amongst his other many positions, was the secretary of the Scout boating centre. He had considerable experience in adventurous water activities as well a penchant for finding and getting grants and funding for costly boating equipment.  Robin was a invaluable right hand man to both me and Vic as managers of the boating centre. His help and  advice was invaluable and I will be forever grateful. Robin was one of our mainstay instructors, both taking young people out on Jubilant and in  Skerrys, He also taught and assessed adults for water activity permits, some of my fondest memories are rowing with Robin in the Great River Race.

When I first became a Group Scout Leader in Twickenham, Robin was there as District Commissioner to interview , then support me for over ten years , even after he retired as DC when Richmond and Twickenham Districts amalgamated.  Robin was there again to help me when I took over the 14th Richmond “Viking” Scout Boating Centre.

Robin was my friend and my mentor and I will miss him terribly.

My thoughts and love are with Carol and family at this very sad time.

Robin Corti in a Skerry

Trevor Hall

Centre Manager 14h Richmond Scout Boating Centre