February was a challenging, but memorable month for the Lawrenceburg, Tennessee Lions. In spite of inclement weather of ice and blustery rain, all but three members of the club were present for an unusual pathfinder Sabbath on February 21. One of the cherished staff members, Nancy Raymond who was terminally ill with CLL (a form of Leukemia), made a last request. She wanted to be able to pin and present her very own Master Guide scarf to one of the teen pathfinders with whom she had been studying for his Master Guide for the past year and a half. Each pathfinder and staff took this opportunity to express love and gratitude to Nancy with cards, mementos, hugs, and a single red rose. It was a very emotional, but an uplifting time for the club as well as hospice personnel, Nancy’s doctor, and other family members and friends. Nancy will be sorely missed by so many and long remembered for her many years of devotion to pathfinders.
Nancy died on Tuesday morning, February 24. She was the club director for the Waynesboro Survivors and the Parsons Peacemakers, and worked with the Lawrenceburg Lions since 1997. She attended the Forever Faithful International Camporee in August 2014 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin with the Lions. Nancy lived and loved Pathfinders! She will be greatly missed….