Scouts NZ mourns loss of 'caring and selfless' manager killed in horrific Taupō crash

Scouts NZ has lost a "Scout Mum" after the horrific crash that killed eight people on Sunday.

Jenny Rodgers was the general manager for the Lower North Island, as well as the National Schools Manager. 

Her life was lost in the head on collision.

"Jenny's bright smile, loud laugh and passion for life would fill the room wherever she was," a statement from Scouts NZ said.

"Jenny's passing is a loss for the movement on many levels." 

Rodgers had volunteered as a warden at Scout camp for 25 years, and was a valued staff member for over a decade.

"Jenny's caring and selfless nature meant she was fondly known as 'Scout mum' to many. Her ability to take people under her wing and to go out of her way to help others no matter what the task was something that will be sorely missed," said Scouts NZ.

Rodgers is survived by three daughters, her husband, her mother and her grandchildren, as well as her siblings and wider family.

Her family has asked for privacy as they come to terms with their tragic loss.

Scouts NZ is in the process of setting up an online memorial page, as well as a Givealittle.



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