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Windsor - About the event

Read more about our annual day of celebration and achievement at Windsor Castle below. Find out what happens on the day, who attends the event and a bit about the history.

About the event

Each year, we bring together various Scouts and their invited guests to enjoy this prestigious and special event. We have the pleasure of recognising Queen's Scouts, who've achieved the highest youth award in Scouts. We celebrate Gallantry, Meritorious Conduct and Cornwall Scout Badge award holders, who've been nominated for their bravery and heroism. We also recognise adult award holders, who've been nominated for their outstanding volunteer contributions to Scouts. 

In the morning, adult award holders may attend Mattins, a service in St George's Chapel within the grounds of Windsor Castle. Invited members of Scouts and members of the public can watch the service. Meanwhile, Queen's Scouts rehearse for the afternoon in the nearby Victoria Barracks.

Around midday, the Quadrangle of Windsor Castle (a private area, which is a privilege for us to use) fills with around 2,000 award holders and guests. The Queen's Scouts will march into the Quadrangle where the Parade will be reviewed by a representative of the Royal Family.

The Parade marches through the Castle and down to St George's Chapel, where they'll take part in the National Scout Service. More guests may join at the Lower Ward to watch the Parade and take part in the service, as it's relayed over the PA system to the crowds outside. Finally, the Parade moves out of the Castle and back to Mews Road.