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Surrey Scouts Supported King at Coronation and Windsor Concert

Published on: 10 May, 2023
Updated on: 9 May, 2023

Guildford East Scout Emma Robinson and 400 other young Scouts took part in the coronation of King Charles III and in the concert in Windsor the next day (May 6 and 7), said Neil Wibberley from Surrey Scouts.

Guildford East Scout Emma Robinson was one of the 400 Scouts who helped at the coronation and subsequent celebrations in London and Windsor.

Emma said: “Being at the concert in Windsor felt incredible. The buzz and excitement from everyone in the crowds were amazing to watch.

“Knowing I was front line with my fellow Scouts to help the other staff members with how smoothly the day ran, makes me so proud.

“As well, being a part of such a historic moment in time feels surreal – I can’t wait to tell my future grandkids!

“Volunteering is so integral to everything we do at Scouts, and I love it. It’s brilliant to be a part of an initiative that wants to share this with the rest of the nation.”

A spokesperson for Scout HQ said: “Scouts were responsible for supporting the coronation at Westminster Abbey, crowd stewarding, and supporting the public who were there to celebrate with the king.

“The Scouts managed huge crowds at locations such as the big screen in St James Park, Hyde Park, Green Park, and the Admiralty Arch.

“Fifty Scouts attended the coronation event at St Margaret’s church. These young people witnessed the historic moment take place and experienced the once in a lifetime event due to their service and willingness to support the nation. The Scouts were some of the first people to see the newly appointed king leave Westminster Abbey.”

Before the weekend’s events, UK Chief Scout Bear Grylls said: “I am so proud some of our young Scouts will be front and centre during the coronation – one of the most significant events to happen in our lifetime. The dedication, commitment, and willingness of so many scouts to support the nation is commendable and I am incredibly proud of each and every individual who has put themselves forward to help!”

If you have a coronation story to tell, let us know. Send your photos of your coronation parties or even if you attended on the day and we will publish them.

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