Three Skips, One ASL, One Young Leader and a gaggle of Scouts go to London!
Our Clwyd Contingent set off at 5am on Saturday and headed off down South. Dez SL of 1st Rhuddlan Scouts, was joined by Graham SL and a young leader of 1st Halkyn Mountain Scouts, Simon SL and Matthew ASL of 3rd Prestatyn Scouts, and scouts from 1st Halkyn Mountain, 3rd Prestatyn and 1st Carmel.
We had front row standing room at Horse Guards and eagerly anticipated the arrival of the guard regiments and their bands. They arrived with pipes and drums playing and we were treated to a truly British spectacle, and when Prince Charles heard we were there, he decided to come down to see us too!
After Horse Guards we went to see Aunty Lizzies house…but she was out, so we decided to go and see Dave….but he was out too! We concluded that the only option was to go on a hike. On our travels we saw the houses of Parliament, the Palace of Westminster, and the London Eye before taking a breather in Waterloo Station.
Fed and watered, we carried on to the the Imperial War Museum, London Bridge and the Tower of London. Due to the Tower Gardens tube station being closed, we had to execute a daring race to Euston station, jumping on the train with less than two minutes to spare. We were tired, our feet were sore and more importantly we were out of sweets; but we’d had a fantastic time!
Huge thanks to Des for organising the trip.
Written by Simon Williams, SL, 3rd Prestatyn.
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