Explorer to Queen, Check!

Date: 19th Oct 2019 Author: Peter Tomlin

Richmond upon Thames District Explorers were amongst a contingent of 18 Scouts from Greater London South West who were on parade at the recent State Opening of Parliament.

A small Group of Explorer Scouts formed a Guard of Honour near the Houses of Parliament and the Royal procession passed directly in front of them.


The Explorers and their Leaders were buzzing from the experience – it’s not every day you can take a formal part in a nationally important event. ” I’m so, so proud!”, said Caron, Explorer Scout Leader for Edmund Hillary Unit. The Scouts can offer unique experiences that make memories which last a lifetime.

The Queen is Patron of the Scouts. In recognition of their service to the nation, young people from the Scouts are always represented in many of the State’s important ceremonies, including State funerals, the opening of Parliament and every November they take part in the Royal British Legion Remembrance Service at the Albert Hall as well as Remembrance Sunday itself at the Cenotaph in Whitehall.

If you’re interested in taking part in a State event, contact your Explorer Scout Leader.



I want the public to know how Scouting continues to open young people’s eyes to a world of extraordinary promise and possibilities.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls