A Tribute to Scouter Linus Fung

By: Kevin Li, Eric Cheung, Anthony Lam

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Fifteen of our Rovers arrived at the Richmond Funeral Home this evening to mourn for our friend, teacher, mentor and co-founding Advisor of the 180th Pacific Coast Scout Group – Scouter Linus Fung.  The news of Scouter Linus’ passing near the end of last year was of great sadness to our group.  Many of our Rovers and Advisors have personally worked with, learned from and have been continually inspired by Scouter Linus’ action, heart and dedication to the Scouting Movement. Without a doubt, Scouter Linus will be greatly missed.

Scouter Linus dedicated his entire life to the service of the community, to others, and to Scouting members – regardless of old or young.  Many of Scouter Linus’ fellow Scouters, friends, and those Scouts he has once taught and led now live around the world in Hong Kong, America and Canada, but many of them gathered today to pay tribute to a man who has been truly passionate to the Scouting Movement.  After fifty-five years of continual and dedicated service, Scouter Linus has left an indelible impression in the minds of hundreds, if not thousands, of Scouting members.

Scouter Linus immigrated to Canada in 1987, first setting foot in Calgary where he ultimately started two different Chinese Scout Groups.  Scouter Linus eventually moved to Richmond, British Columbia in 2002 and worked with great dedication as a Trainer in the Pacific Coast Council.  Scouter Linus was also a founding member of the Catholic Scout movement in Scouts Canada. As a result of his proven dedication for the training of other leaders, Scouter Linus was ultimately appointed as Deputy Council Commissioner in charge of Training within the Pacific Coast Council.

In one last quote that epitomizes Scouter Linus’ dedication to the Scouting Movement:

“The Scoutmaster teaches boys to play the game by doing so himself.” – Robert Baden-Powell

We will always remember Scouter Linus and his legacy will live on in all of us through our good deeds to others.  To Scouter Linus, we offer our final Scout Salute in honour of your work.


Scouter Linus Fung (1940-2012)

Anthony Lam

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