Scouts at Trooping the Colour

Date: 13th Jun 2022 Author: Andrew Rush

On Thursday 2nd June the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations started with the traditional Trooping The Colour. A small group of members from 1st Finchley, 2nd Edgware, 6th Friern Barnet, 20th Finchley, Evolution ESU and Harlequin ESU had the opportunity to join other police-escorted youth groups to watch the display. This was followed by the chance to lead the Mall Movement down to Buckingham Palace, with a unique view right in front of the Royal Family!

Here’s what one 2nd Edgware Scout thought:

My name is Kimi and I thought that the Platinum Jubilee Trooping The Colour Parade was a great experience. At first I just thought we were going to spectate but we were actually allowed to parade along the Mall down to Buckingham Palace, and our Scout Group was surprisingly caught on TV!

I loved seeing the Royal Air Force fly past over Buckingham Palace – my favourite part was when the planes flew in the shape of a 70. I think it was a very memorable time and I really enjoyed it.

6th Friern Barnet by Horse Guards Parade

6th Friern Barnet by Horse Guards Parade

 

Youth groups led the walk down The Mall (credit BBC)

Youth groups led the walk down The Mall (credit BBC)

 

Barnet Scouts caught on TV (credit BBC)

Barnet Scouts caught on TV (credit BBC)

 

2nd Edgware with Evo, 1st Finchley and Harlequin members at Buckingham Palace - we had a good view of the balcony!

2nd Edgware with Evo, 1st Finchley and Harlequin members at Buckingham Palace – we had a good view of the balcony!

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