National Remembrance event at The Cenotaph

Date: 23rd Nov 2019 Author: Joe

Five new Queen’s Scouts from GLN were honoured to have been selected to be part of the Guard of Honour at last Sunday’s National Remembrance event at The Cenotaph. The service was established in 1920. King George V invited Queen’s Scouts who lived in London to help out and act as his guard of honour, establishing a tradition that has lasted ever since.

From left to right: Sian Stockton (Southgate), Hannah Broderick (Southgate, Hannah Beckett (Barnet Borough), Daniel Brown (North London), William James (Barnet Borough). Lawrence Williams (Wild Wolf ESU) was also there.

William James said: “Attending Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph was something that I will never forget. Being right up close to the Cenotaph and forming the honour guard for the Royal Family and the various dignitaries was such an honour. Having such a central role was quite nerve racking, especially being so close to the Royal Family, but I’m so glad I took part. Knowing that I was there because of the work and sacrifice of London Scouts for the war effort was truly awesome – in the real meaning of the word!”

The Queen’s Scout Award is the top youth award in Scouting, and GLN has a fine tradition of young people and young adults achieving this award across the County. Email Chris Foster (Fozzy) ACC 14-25 on 14-25@gln-scouts.org.uk for further information and support.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls