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    Scouts Guard of Honour

    Whilst talking to my scouts about Rememberance Day, Sunday, they mentioned that they remembered seeing scouts as a Guard of Honour on Rememberance Sunday, as the VIP's leave I believe whitehall, after a bit of research I noticed they were correct, but as they asked and I didnt know they answer to, was how was this honour bestowed upon these scouts??

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    It's the Queen's Scout Working Party - look at www.qswp.org.uk

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    Its the QSWP, I should be there but have over committed myself recently with Scouting and need to spend sometime at home.

    I think (but may be wrong) that its offered to the wider association as well, but there are only a limited number of places.

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    actually looking at the guard of honour its not the QSWP
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    This will help:

    http://thefifth.org.uk/history/remembrance-day/

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    I think, but not 100% sure, it's also to do with members in Greater London, due to traveling, I know one of the other leaders in my home group was part of it and this year, and they had to be there VERY early.
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    Just under 20 years ago it was definitely made up of Queen's Scouts from the Greater London counties - 2 or 3 from each.

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    It's Queen's Scouts from the Greater London counties.

    There are a few duties that come up each year - Buckingham Palace Garden Parties, Remembrance Day Guard of Honour are two of the regular ones
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    It's those that have gained there Queen Scout Award in THE Greater London Counties we had one in the Guard of honour this year

    (They practiced Thurtrsday night)

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    Encase you missed it on TV earlier here is the link to the service at the Cenotaph, as attended by 2 of our Queen Scout Leaders (Sub and Trick). Who you can see forming the guard of honour for this years service. (They are first seen at 0:28:22 [h:mm:ss].)

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/i/b01ny2z1/
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    All the soldiers had thick long coats on...not the Scouting attendees! Good on them.
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    I saw my groups scarf a mile off, quite good it's orange and turquoise.

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    Scouts Guard of Honour

    Just so I am quite clear , is it for London Queen Scouts only,as four posters seem to believe or can anyone who is a member of the QSWP be there,as their website seems to indicate?

    I wouldn't like to put a false expectation into our Scouts heads.

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    I believe there are two aspects - there's the QWSP who are in the parade, and the guard of honour who are greater london.

    Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

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    So we have discrimination on three levels, location (must be in Greater London), age (Under 30 for QSWP) and qualification (must have QSA).
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    Scary monster is correct

    The QSWP are in the parade and have some involvement at the Albert Hall on the Saturday night as well.

    The London Queens Scouts provide the guard of honour.

    The QSWP is open to all Queens Scouts to join, although IIRC you have to be under 30 to join for the first time.

    ------ Update --- The Following was Added within 30 Minutes of the above ---

    You can be a QSWP member over 30
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