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Scouts and Guides celebrate shared traditions

Monday, 5th November 2018

Scouts and Guides celebrate shared traditions

A National Scout and Guide Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving was held at Westminster Abbey at Noon on Saturday 3rd November 2018.

The service honoured long-serving volunteer local leaders in the Scout and Guide Movements, whose founders, Robert and Olave Baden-Powell, are memorialised in the Nave of the Abbey.

The service was conducted by the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, who gave the Welcome and pronounced the Blessing.

Testimonies were given by Clementine Crowther, Guide, and Bella Roberts, Explorer Scout.

Ioannis Lei Konstantiou, Explorer Scout, read Proverbs 3:1-8, 13-18; and Bryony Jones, Guide, read St Matthew 5:1-12.

The Address was given by the Dean.

The Renewal of Promises was led by Tim Kidd, UK Chief Commissioner; and Amanda Medler, Chief Guide.

Prayers were led by the Reverend Jennifer Petersen, Minor Canon and Chaplain, and said by Cassie Mason, Explorer Scout; Emma Knight, Guide; Louis Icke, Scouts Young Leader; Alice Flower, Guide; Rosa Francesca Boyd, Explorer Scout; and Ruby Foster, Guide.

The service was sung by the Westminster Abbey Special Service Choir, conducted by Peter Holder, Sub-Organist. The organ was played by Matthew Jorysz, Assistant Organist.


Order of Service for A National Scout and Guide Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving, 2018 (PDF, 558KB)


Sermon given at a National Scout and Guide Service 2018

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The work can be tough, but even the cold and rain don’t bother me as I enjoy it so much. I love every day that I spend at the Abbey – just being here makes me smile.

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