• Short Summary

    Over 2,000 Guides and Scouts, many from overseas, will be attending the combined Guide Thinking Day and Scout Founder's Day Service at Westminster Abbey on Saturday February 22.

  • Description

    Over 2,000 Guides and Scouts, many from overseas, will be attending the combined Guide Thinking Day and Scout Founder's Day Service at Westminster Abbey on Saturday February 22. It will be an historic occasion because The World Chief Guide Olave, Lady Baden-Powell, who will be celebrating her 80th birthday, is to be there and will read the lesson. The Guide Chief Commissioner of the Commonwealth, Mrs Derek Parker Bowles and the Chief Scout of the Commonwealth Sir Charles Maclean will also be present.

    The entire Abbey will be used for the service which will be conducted by the Dean, the Very Rev. Eric Symes Abbot. The colour party in the procession will include The Chief Guide's Standard, the Guide World Flag and the Scout Flag.

    Wreaths will be laid on the Abbey's memorial stone to the Founder of the Guide and Scout Movements, Lord Robert Baden-Powell. These will be on behalf of the Guides, the Scouts, the Guide World Bureau, the Scout World Committee and, jointly, the Trefoil and the BP Scout Guild.

    After the lesson a young Guide and Scout Patrol Leader will lead the congregation in the reaffirmation of the Scout and Guide Promises.

    Arrivals.

    Dean's Yard
    Between 10 am and 10.30 am: The World Chief Guide and members of her family.

    The Great West Door
    Approx. 10.45 am: The Guide Chief Commissioner for the Commonwealth
    The Chief Scout of the Commonwealth
    11.00 am Service commences. Includes wreath laying ceremony.

    11.50 am Service ends. Exit through The Great West Door
    Press facilities: Passes for photographers must be obtained from Chapter Office, Westminster Abbey direct. They are needed for Dean's Yard, the area immediately outside The Great West Door and inside the Abbey (where photography is restricted to the Nave).

    Contact on day: Mrs Joan Jenkins (Guides) and Mr Harold Wyld (Scouts) Press and Information Officers
    MEMBERS OF THE GUIDE MOVEMENT TAKING PART IN THE CEREMONIAL
    The World Chief Guide's Standard Bearer
    Mrs Sybil Blewitt: Guide Guider, 24th Streatham Guide Company;
    Ca for Streatham
    The Guide World Flag Colour Bearer
    Miss Susan Farmer: Ranger Guide (18) 6th Bexleyheath Unit
    Reserve
    Miss Gwen Tulley: Ranger Guide (17) 6th Bexleyheath Unit
    Joint Trefoil Guild and BP Scout Guild Wreath Bearer
    Miss Violet Close: Area Assistant for the South West for the Trefoil Guild's Country's Adviser for England
    World Guide Wreath Bearer
    Miss Barbara Stiles: Assistant Director, World Bureau/Branch Office, New York
    Guide Wreath Bearer
    Miss Jennifer Church: Queen's Guide (15) 9th Harpenden Guide Company
    Reserve
    Miss Helen Ware: Queen's Guide (15) 2nd Harpenden Company
    Patrol Leader to lead Promise
    Miss Charmian Beard: 1st Emmer Green Guide Company, Caversham
    Reserve
    Miss Marion Carter: 2nd Abingdon Guide Company
    MEMBERS OF THE SCOUT MOVEMENT TAKING PART IN THE CEREMONIAL
    Scout Flag Bearer
    Queen's Scout: Alan Gore (17) Veritas Venture Scout Unit, South London
    Wreath Bearer
    Queen's Scout: Philip Holdforth (19) Veritas Venture Scout Unit, South London
    Patrol Leader to lead Promise
    Patrol Leader: Anthony Trafford, 28th Lewisham North Scout Troop
    Scout World Committee Wreath Bearer
    Charles Dymoke Green: Commonwealth Commissioner, The Scout Association
    Joint Trefoil Guild and BP Scout Guild Wreath Bearer
    Mr Harry Hynd, JP: Chairman of BP Scout Guild, National Council

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA38HN9ESKYXCJZ05WYE3WSC5FA
    Media URN:
    VLVA38HN9ESKYXCJZ05WYE3WSC5FA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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