Scouts at the Lying-in-State of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
The Scout Association
Their outstanding service proved a timely reminder to the public of Scouts’ vital role in helping other people in our communities. Supporting the 165 Scouts was a wider team of Scouts’ volunteers and staff at national HQ, coordinating rotas, arranging transport, washing uniforms, sewing on badges and preparing meals. For over a week, and until the queue closed at 6.30am on 19 September, the Scouts team did not stop showing their kindness, care and resilience. Their work was seen in the media by nearly two billion people and contributed to 4.6% growth in the numbers of young people and volunteers joining Scouts.