On the road to Windsor

TWO Forfar Scouts will have the honour of attending the annual St. George’s Day Parade and National Scout Service at Windsor Castle on Sunday.

Ceri Coates, a Scout Leader, and Lachlan Wallace, from the 3rd Forfar group will join up with other Scouts from across the United Kingdom.

Last year, Ceri and Lachlan received the Chief Scout’s Commendation for Meritorious Conduct, for their part in reviving Lachlan’s dad after he received an electric shock while out on a hike.

The Meritorious Conduct medals are not achieved by many and so it was a great honour for Lachlan and Ceri to be awarded them at a ceremony in Edinburgh.

They are the only Forfar scouts in recent memory to have been awarded with this accolade.

At the time the Scottish Chief Commissioner, Eleanor Lyall, said: “I am delighted that these members of the movement have been recognised for their quick thinking.

“It is also very satisfying to know that the knowledge and skills learnt as members of the Scout Movement have been used to help others.

“We are very proud of the fact that we can pass on these skills and instil in our young people the need to use the knowledge gained to help other people.”

This weekend, they will attend the parade of the youngsters who have achieved their Queen’s Scout Award within the Quadrangle at Windsor Castle.

During the parade, Ceri and Lachlan will have the opportunity to meet the Chief Scout and the Chief Executive.

Following the parade there will be a service at St. George’s Chapel which will focus on the aims of Scouting and the re-affirmation of the Scout Promise.