Windsor - On the day - Adult Award holders and their guests
If you're attending as a recent recipient of the Silver Wolf and Bar to Silver Acorn awards along with guests, you can find out what happens at the Day of Celebration and Achievement below. This includes important information on tickets and security to make sure you can take part.
Outline of the day
Windsor Castle runs a Mattins church service in St George's Chapel on the morning of the event, which some Adult Award Holders may wish to attend. Mattins spaces are very limited, and usually offered on a first come, first served, depending on availability. If Silver Wolf Award Holders would like to request tickets to the Mattins service, you can indicate this during Event Registration. The results of application for tickets will be communicated when you receive your tickets 2-3 weeks before the event.
Those who receive Mattins tickets are requested to be seated in St George's Chapel by 10:30am at the latest. Late arrivals will not be admitted. At the end of the service, please assist the Chapel staff by leaving the Castle grounds as directed immediately. Please note that photography is strictly prohibited within the Chapel.
If you are unsuccessful in a ballot application for Mattins tickets, you may still queue from 10am for the service and, once all ticket holders have entered, any remaining spaces will be filled. However, space is extremely limited and therefore not guaranteed.
If you are not attending Mattins, we encourage you to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Windsor. For ideas of things to do in the area, please visit the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead website.
Between 12 and 1pm, Adult Award Holders and guests will queue up outside the Admissions Centre, so they can enter the Quadrangle to watch the Parade. Please follow the times on your ticket, as we can't admit late arrivals. If you have a Lower Ward ticket, please read the Lower Ward Spectators section.
When you enter the Quadrangle, you'll need to show your tickets to our stewards. They'll then direct you to the correct section. The Parade enters the Quadrangle at 1:50pm, but while you wait, the Scout band will entertain you. Members of the UK Leadership Team and Scout Ambassadors will greet guests.
Along with the Chief Scout, an invited guest will conduct the Review. After the Review, there's an informal Parade around the Quadrangle.
You'll then follow the Parade to the Lower Ward. At 3pm, you can listen to the National Scout Service over the PA system outside the Chapel.
After the service, you can watch the Parade leave the Castle. Then, the stewards will guide you to the exit around 4pm. There could be delays in some areas of the event, so you may leave the event as late as 5pm.
For information on the local area, including tips on accommodation, transport, accessibility and a map of the area, please visit our local information page.
Stewards will be wearing armbands, and they're on duty to help you. We hope you have an enjoyable day.