Remembering our day at Windsor
Bradley Burnett and I had the privilege of attending Windsor Castle on the 28th of April 2019, to celebrate our Queen’s Scout Award.
“It was an extreme honour and privilege to be recognised for our achievements regarding the Queen’s Scout Award, and to be able to celebrate alongside other recipients. Wearing full uniform, we completed parade training during the morning at Victoria Barracks. We then had a quick bite of lunch with family, friends and our partners who had all come along to support us on the day. In the afternoon we assembled at the Royal Mews and readied ourselves for the parade. With a great accompanying marching band on our side, we marched in our sections to Windsor Castle’s Quadrangle, where we stood to alert and were inspected by H.R.H Duke of Kent and Bear Grylls, whilst the parade music continued. Once the inspection was completed, we marched for one lap of the Quadrangle, filling our bellies with the warmth and congratulations offered by the attending crowds of family, friends and loved ones. We marched to St George’s Chapel within the castle grounds for the National Scout’s Ceremony, in which we sang several hymns and heard from several guest speakers. Afterwards we received a speech from Bear Grylls and recognition from H.R.H Duke of Kent and Warwick Davis. We then paraded for a final time out of the castle and through the shopping quarter to the mews, where visitors to Windsor were shouting and cheering us all. It was a day to remember and we would certainly recommend that all Scouts look to complete their Queen’s Scout Award. Not only was the day of celebration magnificent, but we can also look back on all the many happy memories we made from each section of the Queen’s Scout Award.”