For the upcoming coronation of His Majesty the King, The Scouts are supporting in many different ways. There are several opportunities for 18-25 and 25+ members, including recognising 14+ youth members. Full details are described below.
Opportunity for 18-25 Year old members…
Scouts, along with GirlGuiding UK and the Princess Royal’s Volunteer Corps, have been asked to support with the plans for the Coronation in London on Saturday 6 May. However, we are waiting for further information about what that “support” will look like.
To help ensure we can mobilise our support quickly, Scouts Hereford & Worcester been asked to identify up to 10 people who could be asked to help out with events in London around the Coronation. Should we wish to, we can also provide up to 15 further names for the reserves list.
The Scouts are keen to ensure that those representing Scouts showcase the diversity of our membership and UK society on this high-profile, global event and encourage you to look for young adults from across the membership of your county. To further diversify the make-up of our team, we are also working with Scouts across the Commonwealth.
Each person must be aged 18-25 on 1 May 2023 (i.e. born between 31 April 1998 – 1 May 2005) and have completed or working towards their King’s (or Queen’s) Scout Award. They should be great ambassadors for Scouts, demonstrating how we live by our values and our promise to do our duty and help other people.
The currents plan requires selected Scouts to be at Gilwell Park between the afternoon of Thursday 4 May through until Sunday 7 May, although these dates are at the moment, best guess and may change when we have the detailed plan from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS).
Scouts will provide each person with:
- the necessary training and safety equipment for their role
- transport to and from their shift location from Gilwell Park
- space for their tent
- meals (currently planned from dinner on Thursday 4 May until lunch on Sunday 7 May)
Each person will need to:
- Get themselves to and from Gilwell Park (or Chingford Station), at their own cost. Scouts Hereford and Worcester can help with financial support with travel costs and these will be discussed nearer the time.
- Bring personal camping equipment (eg tent, sleeping bag).
- Full, smart Scout uniform (we’ll share more details as part of the joining instructions).
- Be prepared to undertake whatever duties are required of us, including supporting high-profile dignitaries and the general public, and working with other agencies.
Opportunity for ALL adult members…
Scouts are also looking for older volunteers to be part of the team supporting our young adults, in roles including shift leaders, providing welfare support and general logistics support (primarily at Gilwell Park). As we don’t know how many people we will be needing to support, it is hard to put a number on the wider support team. However, County Commissioners are being asked to nominate one or two adults (aged over 25) who would be able to get stuck in and support the event.
Everyone nominated will have vetting checks carried out by the Safeguarding team.
When The Scouts have confirmation from DCMS about the number of people required, the Scouts will shortlist (as necessary), and then share this list back me and Lauren to check and The Scouts will email/ write to everyone shortlisted, providing them with further information including an invitation to a virtual (Zoom) briefing, and asking you to complete a registration form.
In order to be fair we have decided to have a ballot for both of these roles.
If you wish to be nominated as either:
- Adult Supporter
- QSA / KSA Representative
Then please go here to this form:
THE DEADLINE FOR SCOUTS HW ENTRY IS 20th MARCH 2023