Scouts Victoria mourns the loss of HM Queen Elizabeth II

Scouts Victoria is united in our grief as we mourn the loss of HM Queen Elizabeth II. We honour her legacy of service to the Commonwealth and to the Scouting Movement.

We extend our deepest sympathies to the Royal Family and to the countless people around the world who will be affected by this loss.

HM The Queen will be remembered for her unwavering support for Scouting worldwide. The Queen ascended the throne at a young age and devoted her life to public and voluntary service which she saw as one of the most important elements of her work. Her stoicism, her sense of duty and her strength are examples to all Scouts.

Thousands of our members have been inspired to become Queen’s Scouts, the peak award of the Venturer Scout Section. This achievement takes personal determination, dedication and service to the community, qualities that she herself demonstrated. We will be forever grateful for her enthusiastic support and inspirational leadership.

Indefatigable in her official duties, she travelled around the world and endeavoured to meet with Scouts everywhere including on her 16 Royal visits to Australia. Our members have been guards of honour at her many visits around the country, which will be a particularly enduring memory for those Scouts.

She gave us a shining example of kindness and respect for one another, and her dedication to service will continue to be an inspiration to Scouting. We honour the memory of HM The Queen and will never forget her

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