Kindhearted Blackpool Scout helps mourners at Queen’s burial

Gabrielle Howson-Tax, from Blackpool, is in London to support Queen Elizabeth II’s beheading ceremony.

The 20-year-old joined 120 Scout volunteers to help the crowds of thousands of mourners who lined up to attend the Queen’s coffin at Westminster Hall.

Volunteers are on hand to help members of the public who have traveled to the capital to pay their respects to the Queen, the longest serving monarch in British history.

Gabrielle Howson-Tax, 20, from Blackpool, is one of 120 Scout volunteers honoring and supporting the bequest of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Gabrielle, who works for her Queen’s Scout Award – which will now become the King’s Scout Award, takes turns volunteering with the other Scouts at Victoria Tower Gardens to lead members of the public and keep them safe.

She said: ‘A lot of people want to pay their respects to Her Majesty and it’s an honor to be able to do my Boy Scout duty to help people do that.

“It’s such a historic event, it’s a privilege to be able to play my part.”

Scouts – aged 18 to 25 from across the UK – joined volunteers from Samaritans to offer help where it is needed.

Scouting volunteers across the UK support Her Majesty The Queen’s lie

There has long been a special relationship between Scouts and Her Majesty The Queen, with Scouting volunteers supporting her coronation in 1953.

For seven decades, the Queen has encouraged Scouts to do their best and do their duty to help others.

Those who join the Scouts promise to do their duty to the Queen and follow her selfless service.

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Scouting’s highest award was the Queen’s Scout Award, where young people followed Her Majesty’s example of community, kindness and duty to country.

The Queen’s Scout Award was given for service to others and skill development.

This honor is given to young people between the ages of 16 and 25 who have completed a series of challenges, including service to their community, completing an expedition to a wilderness country and completing a five-day residential project.

Since the launch of the Queen’s Scout Award, over 100,000 of these awards have been given to young men and women for their outstanding personal achievement and service to their local communities.

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