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Statement on the Occasion of Queen Elizabeth II’s Funeral

Date: 19th Sep 2022 Author: Mike Sinfield

Scouts have joined the nation in mourning the loss of our beloved monarch and Patron, HM The Queen. Her outstanding example of service, encouragement and kindness was an inspiration to us all.

We know how much she meant to Scouts around the world, as well as to those in the United Kingdom. She was a constant in a changing world and showed us the true meaning of service and duty.

Seven decades of service

Throughout seven decades HM The Queen encouraged Scouts to do their best and do their duty to help other people. With her own shining example of selfless service, she was someone we could all aspire to.

She also encouraged Scouts to gain skills to succeed in life. The Queen’s Scout Award was the pinnacle of a young person’s achievement here in the UK, helping our young people discover new talents and find their vocation.

Only this summer, Scouts helped celebrate her long and eventful reign. They played a full part in her Platinum Jubilee celebrations, lighting 100 beacons across the country and taking part in community activities.

A bright legacy

HM The Queen leaves a bright legacy of hope and promise for future generations and together, we will honour her memory. She gave so much. Her unfaltering service and extraordinary sense of duty was an example to all our young people and volunteers.

We will remember her for her kindness and for the encouragement she gave to our Scouts over many decades. She was truly a friend to Scouts everywhere. We promise to honour her memory and carry forward her legacy into the future.


Memorial badge

All young people and adult volunteers currently with 1st Davenham Scouts shall receive the official Scouts memorial badge, which should replace the Platinum Jubilee badge on uniforms.

Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Late Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip talking with a beaver and a cub next to Chief Scout Bear Grylls.

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