Scouting movement honors life and legacy of Her Majesty The Queen

The World Organization of the Scout Movement expresses its deepest sympathy on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, a strong supporter of Scouting and the education of young people.

Her Majesty, the UK’s longest-serving monarch, died peacefully at Balmoral Castle, Scotland, aged 96. On ascending the throne in 1952, she became the patron of the Scout Association and gave her name to its highest educational honor – The Queen’s Scout Award.

Throughout her life, Her Majesty has been an inspiration to young people around the world. Scouts and National Scout Organizations united in recognizing the extraordinary contributions of Her Majesty, who embodied the spirit of Scouting and was a role model for the values ​​of voluntary service, kindness and courage.

His passion and dedication to the Scouting movement was evident through public appearances at Scouting events and at Gilwell Park, describing Scouting as “a global force for good.” In [the UK] and all over the world, Scouts help others and get the most out of their lives.

Over the years, Her Majesty has also been patron of the Scout Association of Australia and has had a permanent link with Girl Guiding and Girl Scoutinghaving first joined Guides in 1937 with her sister, Princess Margaret, and later as Patron of Girlguiding UK.

Derrick A. Anderson