On 27th April 2014, 7 Queen’s Scouts from Wiltshire paraded at Windsor Castle for the National Day of Celebration and Achievement.
The 7 Scouts, who received their Queen’s Scout Awards this year, spent the morning rehearsing in Victoria Barracks, before parading in the Quadrangle of Windsor Castle where the were inspected by HRH Duke of Kent and Chief Scout Bear Grylls. Following this, there was a special service in St George’s Chapel to celebrate their achievements.
The Queen’s Scout Award is the highest award in Scouting, and a real achievement. Scouts must complete a number of different requirements to gain the award over a minimum of 18 months. During the course of the award, they will go new places, learn new things and make new friends.
Holding the award is something to be proud of, and something that many employers take into account as it shows commitment and determination. Around 500 Scouts receive their Queen’s Scout Award each year, and it is great that last year 7 of them were from Wiltshire.
From left to right, the Scouts from Wiltshire were Alex, James, Alice, Dan, Claire, Kris and Rebecca.