Find out about how one of our members contributed to this year’s day of celebration at Windsor
Norfolk Scouts are super proud of our Queen’s Scouts and St George’s Day award holders who went to Windsor on Sunday 23 April.
One of our members, Ellen Batchelor of Northern Norwich had the massive honour of taking part in this year’s Colour Party.
Read about her experience…
Hello, I just thought I would write a few words about my day at Windsor Castle.
After achieving my Queens Scout Award in 2015, I attended the National Scout St Georges Day Parade at Windsor Castle to celebrate my award.
After the event I was able to apply to ‘Take Center Stage’ at this event, and was lucky enough to be short listed for a selection weekend in London.
At the selection weekend we took part in many different team building tasks such as making a society presentation for a University fresher’s fair, the egg drop challenge and making a marble run.
We each had to prepare a short speech and present about something we were passionate about, and then spent a lot of time marching up and down the scout hut drive, learning commands and drill.
I was extremely lucky to be one of six selected for the Colour Party.
Our training continued over four weekends in Windsor, Mostly at the Victoria Barracks, leading up to St Georges Day, when I was very proud to carry the scout colours, representing the UK, and also have the pleasure of meeting Bear Grylls and Tim Kidd.
It was an unforgettable experience, where ten strangers were bought together with a common interest of scouting and left as life-long friends. I cannot thank enough, those who made this experience possible.
I encourage all young people to gain their Queens Scout Award and maybe one day be lucky enough to take centre stage as well.
It you are a Queen’s Scout, why don’t you consider following in Ellen’s footsteps to help others celebrate their achievements? There’s lots more information on scouts.org.uk.